On December 21, 2020, amicus briefs were filed in support of Lindsay Hecox and Jane Doe who are suing the state of
Idaho and Governor Brad Little over House Bill 500, which bans transgender girls and athletes from participating in sports, and would subject all women and girls to invasive medical testing.
Among those that filed amicus briefs in opposition to HB500 and the state of Idaho were:
21 states and the District of Columbia (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawai'i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington)
Three former Idaho Attorneys General: Republicans Jim Jones and Wayne Leroy Kidwell and Democrat Tony Park;
Tennis Champion Billie Jean King, World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, WNBA players Layshia Clarendon Candance Parker, and more than 170 women athletes;
Teammates and coaches of trans athletes across the country;
Major national medical organizations including The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and 10 other health care organizations.
Over 60 legal, civil, rights, and other groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Women’s Law Center, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
LGBTQ Advocacy organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights and The Trevor Project;
InterACT, the leading advocacy organization protecting the rights of youth and adults who are intersex;
Big Business, including Nike, Asana, Ben & Jerry's Lush Cosmetics, Burton, and more.
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