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KY HB390

CIVIL RIGHTSINTRODUCED

AN ACT relating to sex-based classifications.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 61 to define "boy," "equal," "female," "girl," "male," "man," "sex," and "woman"; prohibit any state or local law, regulation, ordinance, or policy from treating males or females unfairly from similiarly situated members of the opposite sex, but permit separation of the sexes if in the interest of maintaining safety, privacy, and fairness; provide a non-exhaustive list of examples of areas in which public entities may distinguish between the sexes; require any public school, public school district, state agency, department, local government, special district, or any political subdivision of those entities that collects vital statistics to identify each person as either male or female; provide that the Act may be cited as the Kentucky Women's Bill of Rights.

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The purpose of the Kentucky Women's Bill of Rights is to bring clarity, certainty, and uniformity to the laws of Kentucky regarding sex discrimination, equality of the sexes, and benefits or services specifically provided to males and to females. (3) The Kentucky Women's Bill of Rights applies wherever Kentucky law or policy classifies people on the basis of sex or otherwise defines people as being male or female, men or women, or boys or girls, as these terms are defined in Section 2 of this Act.

"Boy" means a human male who is a legal minor under Kentucky law; (2) "Equal" does not mean same or identical with respect to equality of the sexes; (3) "Female," when used in reference to a natural person, means an individual who: (a) Has, had, or will have through the course of normal development; or (b) Would have but for a developmental anomaly, genetic anomaly, or accident; the reproductive system that at some point produces ova; (4) "Girl" means a human female who is a legal minor under Kentucky law; (5) "Male," when used in reference to a natural person, means an individual who: (a) Has, had, or will have through the course of normal development; or (b) Would have but for a developmental anomaly, genetic anomaly, or accident; the reproductive system that at some point produces sperm; (6) "Man" means an adult human of the male sex; (7) (a) "Sex," when used in reference to a natural person: 1. Refers to the biological sex of either male or female as observed or clinically verified at birth; 2. Is objective and fixed; and 3. Does not include gender identity or any other terms intended to convey a person's subjective sense of self. Gender identity and other subjective terms are not synonyms or substitutes for sex. (b) There are only two (2) sexes, and every individual is either male or female. Individuals with differences in sex development, or DSD, sometimes referred to as intersex conditions, are not a third sex. Individuals with a congenital and medically verifiable DSD diagnosis shall be accommodated consistent with state and federal law; and (8) "Woman" means an adult human of the female sex.

Any state or local law, administrative regulation, ordinance, or policy that prohibits sex discrimination shall be construed to prohibit unfair treatment of males or females in relation to similarly situated members of the opposite sex. It shall not be construed to prohibit separation of the sexes in the interest of maintaining safety, privacy, and fairness as specified in this section.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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History

DateAction
2024-01-26to Committee on Committees (H)
2024-01-26introduced in House