NYCLU sues Nassau over ban on transgender girls, women participating female sports at county-run facilities

In a statement, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman says, "Nassau County remains vigilant in protect womens' right to compete on a fair and even playing field in a safe environment."

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2024, 12:37 AM

Updated 42 days ago

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The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) filed a lawsuit against Nassau County over its ban on transgender girls and women particpating on female sports teams at county-run facilities.
The NYCLU says the policy violates the state's civil and human rights laws.
It was filed on behalf of the Long Island Roller Rebels, a Nassau County recreation women's roller derby league. Under the ban, the league, which welcomes trans women cannot use county facilities.
In a statement, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman says, "Nassau County remains vigilant in protect women's right to compete on a fair and even playing field in a safe environment. We are disappointed that the New York Civil Liberties Union is not joining us in our fight to protect women."


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