Senate Bill 351: Deter trans people from updating birth certificates

This bill is an attempt to limit the ability to update gender information on IDs and records, such as birth certificates and driver’s licenses. This puts transgender people at risk of losing jobs, facing harassment, and other harms. Trans, intersex, and nonbinary people need IDs that accurately reflect who they are to travel, apply for jobs, and enter public establishments without risk of harassment or harm.

Senate Bill 351
Authored by Sen. Gary Byrne, Sen. Jack Sandlin.

Designation of sex on birth certificate. Defines “sex” for purposes of birth certificates.

Actions for Senate Bill 351
S 01/19/2023 Senator Sandlin added as second author
S 01/12/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
S 01/12/2023 Authored by Senator Byrne

“As used in this chapter, “sex” means the biological indication of male or female in the context of reproductive potential or capacity, including sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, gonads, and nonambiguous internal and external genitalia present at birth, without regard to an individual’s psychological, chosen, or subjective experience of gender.”

Link to PDF File for Introduced Bill: SB0351.01.INTR

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