West Virginia to ask US Supreme Court to allow transgender athlete ban

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By Andrew Chung (Reuters) -West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said on Thursday the state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a law banning transgender athletes from female sports teams, one of numerous Republican-backed measures across the country targeting LGBT rights. Morrisey, a Republican, told reporters that West Virginia will file a request asking the justices to lift an injunction blocking the law issued on Feb. 22 by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while litigation continues over its legality. A legal challenge was brought…

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