Supreme Court says trans kid can run girls track in West Virginia

The Supreme Court today ruled that a 12-year-old transgender girl can compete in middle school girls' sport in West Virginia as a lawsuit over the state ban continues.

The justices refused to disturb an appeals court order that made it possible for Becky Pepper-Jackson to continue playing on her school's track and cross-country teams.

The injunction imposed by the lower court bars West Virginia's Save Women's Sports Act from being enforced over claims that it violates Title IX federal sex discrimination protections. 

The state's Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, backed by a host of female athletes including great Martina Navratilova, had been fighting to have the lower court's decision wiped away. 

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