Nassau County Trans Athletes Ban 'Going To Be Overturned': Drucker

June 26, 2024 0 By JohnValbyNation

MINEOLA, NY — Nassau County has a fight on its hands after the controversial bill passed on Monday banning transgender athletes from competing with women in sports at county venues.

“This is banning people from government property. Let’s think very carefully before we do that. We will see you in court.” Susan Gottehrer, NYCLU’s Nassau County regional director, wrote on X.

The bill passed with the Republican majority of the Legislature, 12-5.

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“They’re basically doing what the administration tells them to do,” Legislator Arnold Drucker (D-Plainview) told Patch.

In May, a judge ruled that Bruce Blakeman’s executive order was issued “despite there being no corresponding legislative enactment providing the County Executive with the authority to issue such an order.”

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Drucker said: “It’s going to be overturned by the courts. It’s clearly a violation.”

The legislator points to a section of the state’s Human Rights Law that “clearly prohibits this kind of discrimination.”

Patch attempted to get a comment from Blakeman’s office.

As for why Blakeman announced this executive order in February, which ultimately required the Legislature to approve it, “Why do any MAGA Republicans do what they do?” Drucker questioned.

But even more shocking for Drucker is that “there is no issue in Nassau County,” Drucker said. “He’s inventing an issue. It doesn’t exist.”

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