Students are not allowed to request that teachers or school employees or other students use a name that is different from their birth certificate, or any pronouns or gender identifiers that are different from their identified genitalia: “‘sex’ means an individual’s biological sex as either male or female: based on the individual’s genetics and reproductive biology at birth, including sex organs, chromosomes, and hormones.” For trans young people who have undergone a social gender transition, this forces them out of the closet. Parents of trans children will be deterred from moving to Indiana because they might be required to submit a birth certificate or genital inspection of their child. Any child who doesn’t conform to strict gender norms is subject to genital inspection or demands for documentation.
Gender fluidity. Provides that a school may not promote or encourage the use of, or require, compel, or coerce a student, an employee of the school, or a staff member of the school to use: (1) a pronoun, title, or other word to identify a student, school employee, or other individual that is inconsistent with the student’s, employee’s, or individual’s biological sex; or (2) a name or nickname to identify a student that is inconsistent with the student’s name on the student’s birth certificate. Creates an exception. Provides that a school may not require an employee or a staff member of the school to adopt, support, or promote gender fluidity.
Actions for House Bill 1346
H 01/17/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Education
H 01/17/2023 Coauthored by Representatives King, Carbaugh, Wesco
H 01/17/2023 Authored by Representative Teshka
Link to PDF File of Introduced Bill: HB1346.01.INTR