Federal lawsuit challenges Idaho’s transgender sports ban

Friday, April 24, 2020

Idaho (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit last Wednesday challenging a new Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed the lawsuit contending the law violates the U.S. Constitution because it is discriminatory and an invasion of privacy.

The groups also said the law scheduled to take effect July 1 is a violation of Title IX, the 1972 law that bars sex discrimination in education.

The groups in the 60-page lawsuit ask the court to permanently prevent Idaho from enforcing the law.

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