Transgender Woman Murdered in Baltimore; ACLU Sues Idaho over Trans Athlete Law - Democracy Now!

Transgender Woman Murdered in Baltimore; ACLU Sues Idaho over Trans Athlete Law - Democracy Now!
By: Transgender Posted On: April 16, 2020 View: 917

Transgender Woman Murdered in Baltimore; ACLU Sues Idaho over Trans Athlete Law - Democracy Now!

In Baltimore, a transgender woman has been violently killed in what is believed to be the sixth murder of a transgender or gender nonconforming person this year in the U.S. Johanna Metzger was reportedly stabbed while visiting Baltimore from Pennsylvania this weekend. A virtual memorial was held in her honor Monday.

In related news, the American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new anti-trans law in Idaho that bans transgender women from competing in women’s sports. The groups say the law violates Title IX, the historic statute that bans sex discrimination in education.

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