On Wednesday, IdaHO passed a bill that will not allow transgender women from participating in “sports that align with their gender identity despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react.”
The measure would apply to all sports teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. It now goes to the GOP-dominated Senate. Republican Gov. Brad Little’s spokeswoman said he had no comment.
Backers say the law is needed because athletes who are genetically male have physical advantages over females. They say that allowing transgender women can limit female athletic, economic and self-growth opportunities provided through sports.
The unconstitutional bill passed IdaHO’s House 52-17 and is now headed to the IdaHO Senate.