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A New Utah Lawsuit Challenges Transgender High School Sports Ban

When 16-year-old “Jenny Roe” began playing volleyball on her high school team last year, she said she went from being isolated, without much of a social life, to making close friends with whom she could be “goofy.”

“The team always ate dinner together the nights before games, which I also loved. Sometimes we would go to a teammate’s house and sometimes we would eat at the school. During the season, I got much better grades in my classes and I felt happy about going to school,” the teen said.

Those are the words of one transgender student in the Granite School District who shared her story, under the alias Jenny Roe, in a declaration filed in Utah’s 3rd District Court with a complaint seeking a halt on Utah’s new law that would ban transgender girls from participating on girls’ teams.

Read the source article at deseret.com

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