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NYCLU Condemns Nassau County Executive Order Banning Transgender People from Sports 

NASSAU COUNTY – Today, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed an executive order banning transgender girls and women from participating in any sports at county-run facilities. In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statement attributable to Bobby Hodgson, Director of LGBTQ Rights Litigation:

“Nassau County’s cynical executive order is illegal and we will consider all options to stop it.

“Requiring girls who are trans to compete on boys’ teams effectively bars them from sports altogether. Participating would mean being outed and being denied the same opportunities other girls enjoy: to challenge themselves, improve fitness, and be part of a team of their peers. At its heart, this order is an attempt to shut trans people out of public spaces. In the wake of growing attacks against LGBTQ+ rights nationwide, we must defend trans people’s rights, uphold New York law, and ensure their equal participation in all aspects of life, including sports.”


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