CHARLESTON, WV (WVDN) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday issued a statement, taking issue on President Biden’s proposed rule preventing schools and colleges from banning participation of transgender athletes in sports.
“This proposal from the Biden Administration to allow biological males to compete in girl’s and women’s sports is Washington overreach at its worst. Separating teams based on biological sex is a matter of basic fairness and common sense,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Biden’s out of touch Department of Education will run roughshod over reasonable State laws like West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act. I will not stand idly by while this radical policy is implemented. My office will evaluate and pursue all legal options to block this scheme.”
“We have massive inflation, our borders are wide open, our economy is in shambles, our image across the world tarnished and this is what this administration is focusing on,” Attorney General Morrisey continued. “This proposed rule ignores science and common sense. This is taking away so many opportunities for female sports. In ignoring all of these, the administration is turning its back on decades of progress for women in sports. This proposed rule goes against biological females continuing to get a fair shake.”
According to Biden’s proposal, no school, college or university that receives federal funding would be allowed to develop a uniform rule that bans transgender students from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity.
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