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West Virginia Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports Blocked in Federal Court

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a federal court has issued an injunction against West Virginia's law banning trans students from participating in school sports.

The ruling comes months after the ACLU filed the suit on behalf of 11-year-old Becky Pepper-Jackson, who wanted to try out for her middle school cross country team but was barred from doing so.

“I am excited to know that I will be able to try out for the girls’ cross-country team and follow in the running shoes of my family,” said Pepper-Jackson in a statement released by the ACLU.