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Idaho female athletes ask full 9th Circuit to uphold women's sports law

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding a petition ADF attorneys filed Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Hecox v. Little on behalf of two Idaho female college athletes who are asking the full court to uphold their state’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act after a three-judge panel ruled against it:

“Madison Kenyon and Mary Kate Marshall know from personal experience how demoralizing and defeating it is to train your hardest and best, only to be forced to compete against a male—and be pushed down in the rankings. Women like these two all-star collegiate athletes, and a dozen others we represent across the country, deserve to compete on a level playing field with other women. This isn’t political or partisan—it’s basic fairness and common sense. We hope the full court will agree to hear the stories of these brave women fighting for the future of women’s sports and restore their ability to compete and win.”

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John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom.