08/19 11:00 CDT Judge puts Utah ban on transgender kids in sports on hold
Judge puts Utah ban on transgender kids in sports on hold
By SAM METZ
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) --- Transgender kids in Utah will be not be subjected to
sports participation limits at the start of the upcoming school year after a
judge delayed the implementation of a statewide ban passed earlier this year.
Judge Keith Kelly's decision Friday to put the law on hold until a legal
challenges is resolved came after he recently rejected a request by Utah state
attorneys to dismiss the case. Most Utah schools students head back to classes
Attorneys representing the families of three transgender student-athletes filed
the lawsuit challenging the ban last May, contending it violates the Utah
Constitution's guarantees of equal rights and due process.
Similar cases are underway in states such as Idaho, West Virginia and Indiana.