Judge denies request to let girl play on boys’ soccer team

Anna Gregor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has denied a West Virginia father’s request for a temporary restraining order that would allow his daughter to play on a boys’ high school soccer team.

Joshua Gregor filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Charleston earlier this week, against the West Virginia Board of Education and Secondary Schools Activities Commission.

See earlier story, Father sues to allow daughter to play on boys’ soccer team

At issue the board’s and commission’s decision to not allow his daughter to play on the team, after she had already earned a starting spot.

In ruling against the restraining order, the judge found that Gregor had so far not provided sufficient evidence that his complaint is likely to succeed on its merits.

The lawsuit continues to wind its way through the federal court system.