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Court to consider whether female athletes can protect women's sports in Idaho

ADF attorney available to media following hearing in federal district court

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Photos | Video clips:  Christiana Holcomb | Madison Kenyon | Mary Kate Marshall
B-roll:   Madison Kenyon | Mary Kate Marshall | Madison Kenyon & Mary Kate Marshall


WHO: ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb

WHAT: Available for media interviews following hearing in Hecox v. Little

WHEN: Immediately following hearing, which begins at 9 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, July 22 (hearing is expected to last four hours)

WHERE: To schedule an interview, contact AnnMarie Pariseau at (480) 417-3975

BOISE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb will be available for media interviews Wednesday following a hearing in federal district court in an ACLU lawsuit challenging Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. ADF attorneys represent female athletes who filed a motion, which will be considered with other motions at the hearing, to intervene in the case in defense of the state’s law.

“Female athletes deserve fair competition. And competition is no longer fair when males are allowed to compete in girls’ sports,” said Holcomb. “That’s why the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is not just good law, it’s necessary to protect athletic opportunities for young women across Idaho. Our clients, Madison Kenyon and Mary Kate Marshall, have already had the deflating experience of losing to a male runner; this should not be allowed to continue. As long-time athletes, these young women hope to be a voice for female athletes in this lawsuit and protect the integrity of women’s sports in Idaho.”

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in the case, Hecox v. Little, in support of the Idaho law.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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