Idaho advanced anti-trans bills targeting women and one year olds


Idaho House Republicans defy a court order and the passionate pleas of constituents advanced a bill making it impossible for transgender residents *older than one year to amend their gender on their birth certificates.

The Idaho Statesman reports that in defiance of a federal court order, Idaho House Republicans pushed through legislation making it illegal for transgender people older than the age of one to change gender markers on their Idaho birth certificates.

Under House Bill 509, introduced by Rep. Julianne Young, R-Blackfoot, a birth certificate can be amended only within one year of its filing. After one year, it can be changed only via a court challenge “on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.”

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Where did all this hate come from?

Idaho Republicans are really pissed after spending over $300,000 in a failed appeal to stop a transgender inmate from receiving Gender Confirmation Surgery and failing to put doctors in jail with her for administering gender dysphoria care to minors.


U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale ruled in March 2018 that Idaho officials can no longer “automatically and categorically” reject transgender individuals’ applications to change the sex listed on their birth certificates.

Dale ruled in favor of two transgender Idaho women who claimed that the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s policy of automatic rejection violated their constitutional rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. A challenge has already been filed in Idaho federal court on Young’s bill and a bill the House passed Wednesday banning transgender females from participating in girls’ and women’s sports in public schools and universities.

The transgender female athletes’  bill is likely unconstitutional, according to an Idaho Attorney General’s Office analysis.

House Bill 500, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, has legal flaws that include possible violations of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause, privacy violations in determining how a student’s sex would be established, and commerce clause violations because it could conflict with NCAA and other national sports organization rules, according to the AG’s office.

Any female athlete’s gender could be disputed.
Under HB 500 those who dispute that claim would have to report to a doctor for an examination of their genitalia, and submit to DNA and hormone testing,

“Courts have found that governmental actions distinguishing between transgender and nontransgender individuals is a type of sex-based discrimination,” wrote Brian Kane, assistant chief deputy attorney.

HB 500 denying transgender athletes the right to compete goes to the Senate State Affairs Committee. The ‘shut up baby bill’ HB509 putting a one year limit on birth certificate amendments has passed the third reading and goes to the house floor for a vote.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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