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200 athletes support trans women and girls playing sports
2020-12-21

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On Dec. 21, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team co-captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA trailblazer and legend Candace Parker joined nearly 200 fellow athletes in women's sports to support providing girls and women who are transgender the equal opportunity to participate in sports, according to a Lambda Legal press release.

The athletes joined Athlete Ally and the Women's Sports Foundation as signatories to a friend-of-the-court brief Lambda Legal filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, urging the court to affirm a lower court ruling that prohibited an Idaho law that effectively banned transgender girls from participating sports in Idaho schools.

"There is no place in any sport for discrimination of any kind," King said. "I'm proud to support all transgender athletes who simply want the access and opportunity to compete in the sport they love. The global athletic community grows stronger when we welcome and champion all athletes—including LGBTQI+ athletes."

The full brief is at www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/legal-docs/hecox_id_20201221_amicus-176-athletes-et-al .


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