Kansas Senate Passes First Bill Defining A ‘Woman’ 

  • While the move has been welcomed by women’s rights campaigners such as Jennifer C. Braceras, director of the Independent Women’s Law Center, it has also received heavy criticism.
  • Kansas Senate Democrats condemned the bill on Twitter, claiming it will pave the way for legislators to ban transgender people from public spaces altogether.
  • Similar measures have been considered in Oklahoma, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, while legislators in South Carolina are considering a joint resolution that would amend the state constitution to define sex as biological sex at birth.