Tennessee Senate Approves Ban On Gender Marker Changes On Official Docs

  • Tennessee senators on Monday voted in favor of proposed legislation to define male and female in state law — running the risk of losing billions in federal education funding.
  • The measure, Senate Bill 1440, would define sex in state law to mean a person’s sex assigned at birth, which the proposed legislation says is “immutable.”
  • Tennesseans under the proposed bill, introduced in February by state Sen. Kerry Roberts (R), would be made to carry government-issued identification documents that reflect the sex that is listed on their original birth certificate.
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