Chris Mosier, the First Trans Man to Qualify for the Olympics, Urges Idaho Governor to Veto First-Of-Its-Kind Anti-Trans Bill

Chris Mosier, the first trans man to qualify for the Olympics, while in Idaho visited their governor to persuade him to veto bills HB500 & HB509.

According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), “the Idaho Senate has passed HB 500, a discriminatory anti-transgender bill that would bar transgender women and girls from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity. It will undergo a few procedural votes before heading to Governor Brad Little for his signature.  HB 500 is the first bill of its kind to pass any state legislature in the country, giving Idaho the dubious distinction of leading the way in anti-transgender legislation and animus. Not only is it discriminatory, it invades the privacy of Idaho’s youth. HB 500 contains a provision that would require athletes to prove their gender via blood, genetic or DNA testing.”

Mosier wrote on Instagram, “While in Idaho, I visited @governorbradlittle’s office to discuss the harms of HB500 & HB509 and my experience in sport as a young female athlete, and later as a male athlete. HB500 will hurt ALL girls & women in sports. It will place young people at risk of invasive examinations and discriminate against anyone who falls outside of some false stereotypical gender norm. While you are at home social distancing, please take 2 minutes to tell Governor Little to VETO HB500 and HB509 (which would prohibit transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificate).”

He points to this link to help.

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While in Idaho, I visited @governorbradlittle’s office to discuss the harms of HB500 & HB509 and my experience in sport as a young female athlete, and later as a male athlete. . HB500 will hurt ALL girls & women in sports. It will place young people at risk of invasive examinations and discriminate against anyone who falls outside of some false stereotypical gender norm. . While you are at home social distancing, please take 2 minutes to tell Governor Little to VETO HB500 and HB509 (which would prohibit transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificate). Link in my bio. . THANK YOU! . #imagedescription Photo one: Chris Mosier at the governors office in Boise, Idaho. . #transathlete #trans #lettranskidsplay #transisbeautiful #weexist #wontbeerased #transgender #vetohb500 #nohb500 #nohb509 #idaho #idleg #idpol

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