West Virginia’s governor on Wednesday signed a bill into law clarifying that only females may play girls’ sports in the state.
The law, House Bill 3293, prohibits biological males from playing girls’ sports in middle and high schools, as well as at colleges. It allows for female athletes to sue in the case of a violation.
The group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) applauded Gov. Jim Justice (R) for signing the bill into law on Wednesday.
“When the law ignores biological differences, women and girls bear the brunt of the harm,” Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel with ADF, stated.