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Hecox v Little

A Case Concerning LGBTQ Student(s) and Title IX

Key Date: June 24, 2021 • Appeal Remanded to Trial Court
Legal Team: ACLU

In 2020, Idaho lawmakers passed a bill that would prevent transgender students from playing sports in the division that corresponds to their gender identity. ACLU subsequently filed suit on behalf of three students to challenge the law.

Latest in the Case

August 20, 2020: Preliminary injunction issued preventing law from going into effect pending litigation.

November 12, 2020: Opening brief filed by ACLU in the Ninth Circuit.

June 24, 2021: Ninth Circuit remands the appeal to a lower trial court for consideration of whether the remaining plaintiff in the challenge to Idaho’s law barring transgender females from participating in athletics for females still has standing to pursue the case given that she withdrew from Boise State University to obtain in state residency with plans to re-enroll in January. The pending preliminary injunction against the Idaho law was not vacated by the decision, however, and remains in place.


Preliminary Injunction Opening Brief Ninth Circuit Order

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