Terminology

Types of Anti-Trans Legislation

Accurate ID Updates

Restricts individuals from making gender updates to government-issued identification

Nondiscrimination Protections

Removes civil rights protections for non-conforming gender identities and/or introduces religious exemptions that legalize discrimination against trans and gender-nonconforming people

Public Facilities Restrictions

Restricts trans and gender-noncomforming individuals from using public bathrooms or locker rooms that align to their gender

School/Curriculum Restrictions

Restricts LGBTQ+ curriculum and/or places limitations on correctly gendering trans and gender-nonconforming students

Youth Athletics Ban

Prevents trans youth from participating in athletics

Youth Healthcare Restrictions

Classifies gender-affirming care as child abuse and/or bans gender-affirming healthcare for minors

Bill Status Definitions

  • Introduced: The bill has been introduced, but has not passed a vote yet.

  • Crossed Over: The bill passed a floor vote in the originating chamber and is now being considered in the other chamber.

  • Passed: The bill has been passed in both chambers. The legislature is done with this bill, and it is ready to be signed or vetoed by the appropriate executive (governor, secretary of state, president).

  • Signed/Enacted: The bill has been signed by the appropriate executive or the time period allowed for a veto has expired. The bill will go into effect on the date defined in the bill, or based on the rules of the state. At this stage, the bill can only be reversed if struck down in court as unconstitutional.

  • Vetoed: The bill was vetoed by the appropriate executive.

  • Dead/Failed: The bill has not passed and cannot make further progress.

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