State lawmakers seeking to restrict the rights of transgender people want to create definitions of sex under state law, in a growing effort to separate what supporters say is a binary biological option distinct from a more fluid concept of gender.
A Kansas measure defining “male” and “female” based on a person’s biological reproductive system became law this week after lawmakers overrode Gov. Laura Kelly’s (D) veto. In Montana, Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) is likely to sign a similar bill approved by the Republican-dominated legislature last week.