Courthouse News reports:
Idaho Governor Brad Little Monday evening signed into law two bills that place new restrictions on transgender individuals in the state. The first of the two bills the Republican governor signed targets a transgender person’s ability to request a birth certificate change.
Under the new law, transgender individuals will no longer be able to change their listed sex on their official birth certificates and the certificate can only be amended within a single year of its initial filing. After that year has expired, the only grounds on which the certificate could be changed would be “fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.”
The second transgender-related bill Little signed Monday bans transgender woman and girls from participating in women’s sports sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities.
We are living in an unprecedented global health crisis, but @GovernorLittle & the Idaho legislature have decided to prioritize the demonization of transgender people. This is unacceptable, and a shameful misuse of taxpayer funds & trust. https://t.co/RSLzqtNvUx
— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) March 31, 2020
— David Crary (@CraryAP) March 31, 2020
‘We as a community have overcome, through kindness and understanding, for generations. This #TransDayofVisibility look after yourself. Practice self-care, and remember, now more than ever, it’s okay not to be okay.’
— Stonewall (@stonewalluk) March 31, 2020