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PA AG Joins Multi-State Coalition Challenging Idaho’s Transgender Student Bathroom Law

A group of 21 Attorney Generals, including Pennsylvania’s, joined a legal challenge against an Idaho law. This law limits transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The coalition, led by attorneys general from Washington and New York, aims to oppose this law.

The law, part of Idaho’s Republican-led state governance, is under scrutiny due to Senate Bill 1100. The bill, challenged in a lawsuit by a group from Boise High School and a transgender student, allows legal action against schools that don’t enforce the restroom restrictions.

After a federal judge declined to stop the enforcement of this law, the case was appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has temporarily halted the order.

Washington’s attorney general highlighted the lack of issues in Washington schools that accommodate transgender students, in contrast to the negative impact of restrictive laws like Idaho’s. Washington has laws protecting transgender rights and has passed recent legislation supporting these rights.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General, along with colleagues from states like California, Colorado, Connecticut, and several others, is part of this effort.


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