Trans Legislation Tracker

Maryland

We are tracking 3 anti-trans bills in Maryland in 2024. The legislation impacts 2 categories:

SPORTS

HEALTHCARE

MD HB47

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Education - Interscholastic and Intramural Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams - Designation Based on Sex (Fairness In Girls' Sports Act)

Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams or sports sponsored by certain schools to be expressly designated based on biological sex; prohibiting certain entities from taking certain adverse actions against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams and sports for students of the female sex; and providing that certain individuals have the right to bring a civil action under certain circumstances.

MD HB722

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Health – Minors – Gender and Sex Transition Procedures

Prohibiting a health care provider from knowingly engaging in or causing certain medical or surgical procedures to be performed on a minor without the consent of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor if performed for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance of, or affirm the minor's perception of, the minor's gender or sex and the appearance or perception is inconsistent with the minor's sex; establishing certain penalties for a violation of the Act.

A health care provider may not knowingly and without the consent of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor engage in or cause any of the following practices to be performed on a minor if the practice is performed for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance of, or affirm the minor’s perception of, the minor’s gender or sex and the appearance or perception is inconsistent with the minor’s sex: (1) prescribing or administering gonadotropin–releasing hormone analogues or other synthetic drugs used to stop luteinizing hormone and follicle–stimulating hormone secretion, synthetic antiandrogen drugs used to block the androgen receptor, or any drug to suppress or delay normal puberty; (2) prescribing or administering testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone in an amount greater than would normally be produced endogenously in a healthy individual of that individual’s age and sex;

MD SB381

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Education - Interscholastic and Intramural Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams - Designation Based on Sex (Fairness In Girls' Sports Act)

Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams or sports sponsored by certain schools to be expressly designated based on biological sex; prohibiting certain entities from taking certain adverse actions against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic and intramural junior varsity and varsity athletic teams and sports for students of the female sex; and providing that certain individuals have the right to bring a civil action under certain circumstances.

An interscholastic or intramural junior varsity or varsity athletic team or sport that is sponsored by a public or nonpublic high school shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex: (I) a boys’, male, or men’s team or sport; (ii) a girls’, female, or women’s team or sport; or (iii) a coeducational or mixed team or sport.