Monday, March 04, 2024

The Long Arm Of The Law…

In New York state, in the country of Nassau, the County Executive Bruce Blakeman decided to thumb his nose at a state law (You care to guess which party he is with?).
New York Attorney General Letitia James demanded that Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman rescind a ban on transgender athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports, saying the ban was a “discriminatory and transphobic executive order,” according to a press release Friday.

“The law is perfectly clear: you cannot discriminate against a person because of their gender identity or expression. We have no room for hate or bigotry in New York,” James said in the statement. “This executive order is transphobic and blatantly illegal. Nassau County must immediately rescind the order, or we will not hesitate to take decisive legal action.”

James said the order, which applied to more than 100 venues under the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums, was a “clear violation” of state civil and human rights law and would subject all female athletes to “intrusive and invasive questioning.”

The executive order, signed on February 22, banned transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports leagues and teams at county facilities. Nassau County is a wealthy suburb on Long Island.

“What we are saying here today with our executive order is that if a league or team identifies themselves or advertises themselves to be a girls or women’s league or team, then biological males should not be competing in those leagues,” Blakeman said. He added transgender athletes can compete on all-boys or coed leagues in the county.
Okay place your bets! Will or will he not rescinded the order? Will we see a long drawn out legal battle? 


  1. The largest hospital in Nassau County (Nassau University Medical Center) is on the verge of insolvency and could close as soon as April. Maybe Mr. Blakeman should focus his attention on the health care needs of his constituency instead of problems he fabricates to pander to the MAGA elements of his constituency.


  2. From strictly a legal view I always find it interesting these bans are always directed towards trans-girls/women and never trans-boys/men. I'd love to see a group of cis girls/women demand to play on a boys'/men's team.