Dem Lawmaker Couldn’t Define ‘Opposite Sex’ During Debate

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During debate about a bill bringing state statute in line with federal statute, an Illinois state legislator couldn’t give her personal definition of the term “opposite sex.” 

State Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, carried Senate Bill 3351 Thursday. The measure amends the Subsidized Housing Joint Occupancy Act providing that an elderly parent with an adult child with disabilities of the opposite sex “shall not be required to occupy subsidized housing with only one bedroom.”