Judge stops Idaho from enacting ban on transgender athletes

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Male athletes who wish they were female have increasingly been invading women’s athletics and naturally dominating, which is one reason why Idaho earlier this year became the first state to officially ban the practice.

However, U.S. District Judge David Nye on Aug. 17 issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting its law barring gender-confused men from women’s sports while a legal challenge is ongoing. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Transgender athletes wanting to participate in sports intended for the other gender can therefore do so this fall at Idaho colleges and secondary schools, the Idaho Statesman reported.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a male student at Boise State University who had been planning to try out for the women’s cross country team, and an unnamed Boise High School student with concerns about being subjected to the law’s “sex verification” requirement, according to the ACLU. The law contains a provision that an athlete can be required to verify gender through a physical exam or genetic testing.

In March, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the measure, passed by Republicans during the 2020 state legislative session, into law despite warnings from legal experts that it wasn’t likely to survive court challenges.

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