Boise, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor approved legislation that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. He faced a Tuesday deadline to veto the measures. That coincides with International Transgender Day of Visibility.   “This legislation discriminates against transgender individuals and presents a dangerous potential for the invasion of privacy of all Idaho students,” the ACLU of Idaho said in a statement. “It distracts from the urgent need for the State of Idaho to focus its attention on the global pandemic, COVID-19.” The birth certificate measure ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The judge scrapped the ban and warned against new rules. The Idaho attorney general’s office, which didn’t appeal the ruling, said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost. “There’s an injunction


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