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Transgender group to sue over Idaho birth certificate bill

Published: Feb. 24, 2020 at 3:42 PM MST
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A transgender rights group plans to sue the state of Idaho over a proposed bill that makes it illegal for someone to change their gender identity on a birth certificate.

KBOI-TV reported Sunday that the National Association of Transgendered People has prepared the lawsuit and will file it Monday.

The House Education Committee held a hearing on the bill last week and recommended sending it to the full House for a vote.

The bill introduced by Rep. Julianne Young, a Republican, would ban changes to a birth certificate if more than a year has passed since the person's birth.

In 2018, a federal magistrate ruled that Idaho had to accept applications from transgender people wishing to change their birth certificates.