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As U.S. Becomes More Welcoming Of Trans Athletes, Idaho Considers A Ban

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Katherine Jones
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Idaho Statesman
Chris Mosier, a Nike-sponsored athlete, poses with fans before a rally at the Capitol against anti-transgender legislation that would restrict student athletes’ ability to play sports. Mosier is a transgender athlete. ";

 

Transgender Idahoans have come under fire at the State Capitol this year — and in particular — transgender athletes. 

The House has approved a bill banning transgender girls and women from competing on teams with which they identify. It’s currently awaiting action in the senate.

 

Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson joins Idaho Matters to talk about how this comes at a time when sporting organizations are growing more accepting of trans athletes.

 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!