The National Women’s Law Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and our firm partners, Hogan Lovells led 60 organizations committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ justice and filed an amicus brief in Hecox v. Little.
The case, filed by the ACLU on behalf of Lindsey Hecox, a woman college student who is transgender, and Jane Doe, a female high school student who is cisgender, challenges Idaho’s “Fairness in Women’s Sport’s Act.” (H.B. 500). This is the only law in the country to impose a statewide ban on all women and girls who are transgender from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity.
Our brief argues that targeting trans women and girls is sex discrimination and that this violates Title IX. The amicus brief warns the court that this provision will also harm women who are intersex and women who are cisgender, particularly Black and brown women and girls whose bodies are more often policed. For more information about the case and our brief, read our blog here.