Group appeals US judge's Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 09:13:08-04

BOISE, Idaho — A conservative Christian group is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked Idaho's law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports.

On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal of the ruling with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A judge issued a temporary injunction in August against the law that took effect last summer.

The law prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges, and universities. The ban does not apply to men’s teams.

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the constitutionality of the law.