Do transgender women and girls have a constitutional right to play on women’s sports teams? That question was argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday.
The landmark case stems from an Idaho law passed last year — the nation’s first transgender sports ban.
For plaintiff Lindsay Hecox, a student at Boise State University, the answer to that question is clear. She is transgender, and Idaho’s law, if upheld, would prohibit her from competing on women’s teams.