The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Utah families to stop H.B. 11, the state’s ban on transgender girls competing in sports, from going into effect. By singling out transgender girls and barring them from the competition, H.B. 11 is in violation of numerous provisions of the Utah constitution.
On Friday, August 19, 2022, the Third District Court of Utah granted a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of a newly enacted law, H.B. 11, that barred all transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams. The court held that the new law likely violates the equality guarantees of the Utah Constitution by singling out transgender girls and barring them from competing on girls’ teams regardless of their individual circumstances.
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