Idaho Can’t Implement Transgender Sports Ban, for Now

Aug. 17, 2020, 10:25 PM

Idaho can’t implement its law banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports while a challenge to it goes forward, after the District of Idaho granted a request for a temporary injunction Monday.

The ruling means transgender athletes heading back to school this fall, including plaintiff Lindsey Hecox, a Boise State University student, will be able to participate in women’s sports.

A preliminary injunction pending trial is required because the plaintiffs are likely to succeed in establishing that the law is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho said.

“Based on the dearth of evidence in the ...

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