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Outsports, an LGBT sports blog, doxxed hundreds of female athletes who signed a letter to the NCAA urging the organization not to boycott Idaho over a law preventing transgender athletes from competing in female sports.
Idaho became the first state to pass the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which prevents female sports teams from allowing transgenders who identify as females to compete. Signed by Republican Gov. Brad Little in March, the American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in April aimed at preventing the bill from becoming law.
Activist groups have since called for the NCAA to boycott Idaho over the law. In return, over 300 current and former female athletes – including former professional tennis player Martina Navratilova – signed a letter urging the organization not to boycott the state.
While a few of the 309 names were made public, the rest remained private because some were “afraid of the backlash that they might get on social media, of being labeled a transphobe or a hater,” according to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyer Christina Holcomb. ADF is representing two female athletes who wish to be part of the suit to back Idaho’s new law.
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