Attorney General James Condemns Nassau County Executive Blakeman’s Order Banning Transgender Athletes from County Facilities

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement in response to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman’s announcement of an executive order prohibiting transgender athletes from competing at county-run athletic facilities: 

“This executive order is transphobic and deeply dangerous. In New York, we have laws that protect our beautifully diverse communities from hate and discrimination of any and every kind. My office is charged with enforcing and upholding those laws, and we stand up to those who violate them and trespass on the rights of marginalized communities. We are reviewing our legal options.”