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B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education

Description:  A legal challenge to West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act that, if successful, would undermine women’s sports by allowing males who identify as female to compete with females in girls’ and women’s sports.

Monday, Jun 20, 2022

WHO: Alliance Defending Freedom client and former West Virginia State University soccer player Lainey Armistead and ADF Senior Counsel Christiana Kiefer

WHAT: Speaking at press conference led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on the lawsuit B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Attorney General’s Rotunda outside the AG’s Office by California Street entrance, Charleston


To schedule an interview, contact ADF Media Relations Manager AnnMarie Pariseau at (480) 417-3975.

Other speakers confirmed include Delegate Margitta Mazzocchi.

  • Pronunciation guide: Kiefer (KEE’-fur)

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ABOUT Christiana Kiefer

Christiana Kiefer serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. Since joining ADF in 2012, Kiefer has worked to protect women's and girls' sports and has defended the bodily privacy rights of students. She has also worked to protect the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference. Kiefer earned her J.D. in 2010 from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where she graduated first in her class and served as a teaching assistant in criminal law. Also in 2010, Kiefer completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow. She is admitted to the state bar of California, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.