We are tracking 28 anti-trans bills in Iowa in 2024. The legislation impacts 9 categories:
Modifying [...] social studies curriculum provided to students enrolled in school districts in grades nine through twelve [to include] the affirmative argument for prohibiting transgender drugs and surgeries for minors.
Prohibit school districts and charter schools from taking disciplinary action against employees, contractors, or students for the use of legal names, the use of student names as listed in school, registration, forms or records, or for the failure to use personal pronouns in official communications.
Direct the institutions of higher education under its control to structure university-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion offices to eliminate any diversity, equity, and inclusion function [and] take reasonable steps to assure all of the following: a. That an employee, student, applicant, or campus visitor is not required to submit a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, or be evaluated based on participation in a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative
A school district shall not provide any program, curriculum, material, test, survey, questionnaire, activity, announcement, promotion, or instruction of any kind relating to gender identity or sexual orientation to students in kindergarten through grade six.
Marriage. In accordance with the laws of nature and nature’s God, the state of Iowa recognizes the definition of marriage to be the solemnized union between one human biological male and one human biological female.
Pursuant to section 4.1A, a new certificate of birth [...] following a change in sex designation, shall include a designation of the sex of the person, as male or female, both at the time of birth and at the time the new certificate of birth is established.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the contrary, any medical practitioner that performs any gender-transition procedure on an individual in the state, shall be in eligible to receive any funding from the department of health and human services.
It shall be unlawful for a medical professional, to engage in any of the following practices upon a minor [...] Administering or supplying [...] puberty-blocking medication to stop or delay normal puberty.
The correctional facility shall ensure that all restrooms and changing rooms provide users with privacy from members of the opposite sex. [...] Each sleeping quarter within a correctional facility that is designated for the use of incarcerated individuals and that is accessible by multiple individuals at the same time shall be designated for use only by members of one sex.