Transgender Rights

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Two new laws have just gone into effect in Idaho that target transgender residents, coming on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision that greatly expanded LGBTQ rights.

 

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In May, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by the State of Idaho, the latest turn in a potentially precedent-setting case that could change the medical treatment some transgender inmates receive. Now the plaintiff, named Adree Edmo, is set to undergo gender confirmation surgery in July. if that happens, she’ll make history. 

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Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling has delivered another blow to a pair of controversial laws set to take effect next month that roll back transgender rights in Idaho.

Idaho’s anti-transgender sports law goes into effect July 1. But already the state risks losing millions of dollars as advocates call for an NCAA boycott.

 

 

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A federal judge says her ruling from two years ago barring the automatic denial of a transgender person wanting to change their birth certificate still stands.

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The state of Idaho argues a new law banning transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates does not violate a federal court order that barred a similar state policy in 2018.

The 2020 legislature in Idaho was certainly overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  What were the outcomes?  What issues were left unadressed?  Four respected pundits weighed in on the session, some hot-button issues and even shared a couple of limericks for levity.  The discussion took place via Zoom meeting to respect social distancing and attendees asked questions via chat and e-mail.


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LGBTQ advocates are going to court once again this week to push back against a new Idaho law rolling back transgender rights.

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A lawsuit was filed Wednesday that challenges Idaho’s recently passed law banning women and girls who are transgender, and many women and girls who are intersex, from participating in sports. 

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Two Idaho athletes are suing state officials to block a law banning transgender girls and women from competing on sex-segregated sports teams from taking effect.

 

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Gov. Brad Little (R) has signed two controversial bills that roll back transgender rights and which have prompted threats of lawsuits.

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In the waning days of the 2020 Idaho legislative session, state senators are rolling the dice on a bill that would ban transgender people from changing their birth certificates, something that's almost certainly to be challenged in court.

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The Idaho Senate has backed a bill that would forbid transgender girls and women from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.

 

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

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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.

 

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A state Senate committee has given a green light to a bill that would block transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates.

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State Senate Republicans severely limited testimony Monday on a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from competing on sex segregated sports teams.

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A bill that would bar transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates would cost taxpayers more than $1 million to defend in court, and a case they’d likely lose, according to the state attorney general’s office.

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Most House Republicans ignored a federal court order by passing a bill to ban transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates.


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After three hours of tearful testimony this week, a bill that would’ve outlawed transgender healthcare for minors in Idaho is effectively dead for the session.

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A bill that would ban transgender women from competing on teams that align with their gender identity is heading for the Idaho Senate.

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LGBTQ advocates packed multiple rooms at the Idaho capitol Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. They waited for hours for their chance to speak against a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to offer hormones or sex reassignment surgery to transgender youth.

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The Idaho Attorney General’s office says a bill that would ban transgender women from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity could be “constitutionally problematic” and “likely vulnerable to a court challenge.”

 

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A bill to bar transgender people from changing their birth certificates to match their gender identity is headed to the Idaho House after a party line vote.

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A bill banning transgender women from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity is headed to the full Idaho House after a party line vote. The House State Affairs Committee approved the measure Thursday morning.

 

 

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