Nassau County Executive Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing In County-Run Facilities

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed an executive order Thursday that bans transgender athletes from competing in certain county-run sports facilities, sparking outrage from LGBTQ+ advocates.

Blakeman specifically called out transgender women in the order stating that anyone who is a “biological male” will be banned from competing in any county-run sports facilities identified as women’s or girls’ sports. Critics argue that the order violates antidiscrimination laws.