Last week I alerted you that the ACLU is suing the State of Idaho over the recently signed Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The ACLU wants biological boys to be able to play in girls’ high school and college sports – even though the biological differences of boys put girls at a competitive disadvantage.
Many people responded by asking Idaho’s Attorney General to defend this important law.
Now I have fresh news to share with you. The State of Idaho is being sued again, this time over another new law that prevents changes to the sex marker on birth certificates. For those keeping score, that is two lawsuits filed in less than a week, both with the goal of erasing meaningful biological facts.
Lambda Legal, the New York-based LGBT advocacy group that filed the newest lawsuit, claims that people should be allowed to change the sex designation on their birth certificates by choice—even though inaccurate government identification documents make it harder for law enforcement, criminal justice, and public health officials to do their jobs well.
Why is Idaho in the crosshairs of leftist activists? Because the Gem State has made courageous—and first-in-the-nation—progress in pushing back against the radical transgender agenda this legislative session. As they say, the flak gets heaviest over the target—and gender radicalists know these laws will set back the progress they have been making, especially as other states follow the path blazed by Idaho.
Both laws are indispensable to protecting families and women. And I am confident that both laws would not have been enacted without Family Policy Alliance.
We worked closely with the legislative sponsors throughout the process. We mobilized thousands of Idahoans to urge their legislators to support these pieces of legislation. We lobbied legislators who were on the fence. And we made the case that Governor Brad Little should sign these bills into law.
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho was there on the ground, representing your values at the statehouse. Just like we do every legislative session.
But it’s clear that our work is far from over. These lawsuits mean Family Policy Alliance is needed more than ever. Will you partner with Family Policy Alliance in this work with a generous gift today? Your gift—of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more—will advance our values and protect our families, in Idaho and across our nation.
Thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support, which provide the resources to keep up the good fight for you, your family, and your community—just like we’ve been doing in Idaho.
Standing for your family,
Director of Advocacy – Idaho