Female athletes, coaches, feminists, 21 states urge US Supreme Court to protect women’s sports

WASHINGTON – Twenty-one states, 67 female athletes and their parents, numerous coaches and sports officials, and a feminist group united in support of safeguarding equal athletic opportunities for women and girls by filing friend-of-the-court briefs Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of West Virginia’s law protecting women’s sports.

In the first case to come before the Supreme Court addressing today’s threats to women’s sports, attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and the West Virginia attorney general’s office filed a motion Thursday asking the high court to reverse a federal appeals court’s injunction blocking the state’s law without providing any rationale. In the case, B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education, ADF attorneys represent Lainey Armistead, a former West Virginia State University soccer player who intervened in the lawsuit to defend the law.

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Case Name: B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education

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