The Iowa Supreme Court's decision affirms that gender identity discrimination is prohibited by the state's civil rights law.
The governor made transphobic remarks before signing the bill and referred to trans female athletes as "males."
Iowa's bill seeks to bar trans girls and women from female sports, while Utah's would set up a commission to determine trans athletes' eligibility.
Two trans Iowans had sued over the state's exclusion of such procedures.
Students rallied to the defense of seventh-grade teacher Lucas Kaufmann.
Justices said it was “pure speculation” that Rep. Gov. Terry Branstad knew of a former state official's sexual identity when he asked the Dem. employee to resign.
Several students lobbying at the capitol were told they were using the wrong restroom, despite Iowa's LGBTQ-inclusive public accommodations law.