A bill in Montana would end transgender bathroom privileges and require schools to allow kids to use only the bathrooms that correspond to their birth sex without regard to their experience or gender identity.
A bill in the Montana state senate (SB458) defines sex based on the function of a person’s reproductive system, not their feelings. Naturally, Democrats are furious, NBC Montana reported.
The text of the bill states that sex is “determined by the biological indication of male or female, including sex chromosomes, gonads, and nonambiguous internal and external genitalia present at birth, without regard to an individual’s psychological, chosen, or subjective experience of gender.”
The bill also features definitions of “male” and “female.”
Male is defined as “a member of the human species that, under normal development, produces small, mobile gametes, or sperm, during his life cycle and has a reproductive and endocrine system oriented around the production of that gamete. An individual who cannot produce sperm due to a condition at birth, but who has female sex chromosomes and nonambiguous external genitalia is a male member of the human species.”
Female, on the otherhand, is “a member of the human species that, under normal development, produces a … relatively large, relatively immobile gamete, or egg, during her life cycle and has a reproductive and endocrine … system oriented around the production of that gamete. An individual who cannot produce an egg due to a condition at birth, but who has male sex chromosomes and nonambiguous internal genitalia is a female member of the human species.”
In a statement about his legislation, state Senator Carl Glimm said, “We’ve heard bills this session about the existence of multiple genders, gender fluidity, gender transition, gender expression, transgenderism. But that’s not what this bill is about. Gender obviously means something different than biological sex. Biological sex is immutable. You can’t change it.”
Liberal Democrat Senator Mary Ann Dunwell claimed that the bill aims to “erase trans people.” An idiotic claim, to say the least.
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