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California Bans State Travel To Idaho Over Transgender Sports Restrictions And Birth Certificate Law

Fresno Bee-

Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday extended California’s ban on taxpayer-funded trips to a 12th state, adding Idaho to the list based on the state’s passage of two laws limiting the state’s acknowledgment of gender preferences.

Becerra’s order means public employees and college students may not travel to Idaho under provisions of a 2016 California law.

One of the northern state’s new laws, titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” bans transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s school sports. The law runs counter to guidance National Collegiate Athletic Association guidance, according to a news release from Becerra’s office.

The other Idaho law prohibits amending birth certificates to match a person’s gender identity.

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