Republican Idaho Governor Brad Little approved openly anti-transgender bills, signing them into law on March 30th. The first bill will not allow transgender people to legally change their gender assignment any longer. The second one forbids transgender women to participate in so-called “women’s sport”.
According to Governor Little, transgender women possess some kind of “physical advantages” that make them stronger by default: a popular misconception supported by the Conservative public.
The new state policy comes into force in July; any violation will be liable to a fine.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) put up a fight led by its Idaho policy director Kathy Griesmyer trying to stop the discriminatory bills from coming into effect. And the fight is not over yet. Chris Mosier, a decorated triathlete and the first openly trans member of Team USA has promised that the transgender community will sue the state of Idaho. He added that the legal fees might cost the government $1 million.