Meet the students suing Idaho over the Trans athlete ban

Lindsay Hecox
Lindsay Hecox
Lindsay Hecox / KTVB

Three unnamed minors, one of whom is cisgender, and transgender college student Lindsay Hecox are suing Idaho over a law banning female transgender athletes from participating in sports.

Hecox spoke to KTVB about HB500 the law which gave Idaho the distinction of being the only state to ban transgender women from participating in collegiate sports.

Lindsay Hecox isn’t the only one fighting this discriminatory law. Three high school students who are unnamed because they are under 18 are concerned about the invasive physical exam part of HB500. The gender tests can be brought to bear against anyone, by anyone, on as little as a whim or potentially as retribution.

HB500 and an unconstitutional bill denying trans people the right to amend their birth certificates was signed into law by Gov. Brad Little early in the COVID 19 epidemic, and not coincidently, on the eve of the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV).

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  1. I hope that it has been carefully considered that loosing this challenge could have ramifications for transgender sporting participation across the whole of the US. A loss would set a precedent, and possibly encourage other states to follow up with similar legislation.

    That is not a reason not to do it, but it is, possibly, a gamble, with high stakes.


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