Protesters Rally Against Nassau Transgender Athlete Ban

Demonstrators rallied outside of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola Saturday to protest legislation passed June 24 banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls’ sports at county-owned facilities.

More than 75 people gathered to protest the legislation that would require whoever is in charge of organizing girls’ or women’s sports events to ask each member of the involved teams what sex they were assigned at birth. Any teammates who were not assigned female at birth would be expelled.