CHART! “Gender Identity” laws by state: definitions, citations, contexts

July 11, 2013

This is sort of mindblowing… seriously.

Sex matters.

I made this excel spreadsheet of “gender identity” anti-discrimination legislation almost a year ago.  I have hesitated to share it on the internet because there are surely errors (in the weblinks and citations if nothing else) and because IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR LEGAL RESEARCH. But still, it’s pretty sweet and helps frame the larger legal picture.

There are 3 tabs in the spreadsheet.

  1. The main tab includes a complete accounting of all state “gender identity” definitions used for the purpose of anti-discrimination protections with sex override text in red (17 states total).
  2. The middle tab highlights “gender identity” definitions that sloppily confuse or otherwise lump sexual orientation and gender identity together (6/17 states).
  3. The final tab features additional legislative language that makes exception for sex in particular contexts such as locker rooms, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters; or for particular reasons such as privacy or safety (11/17…

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3 Responses to “CHART! “Gender Identity” laws by state: definitions, citations, contexts”

  1. Mary Sunshine Says:

    A great reference point! A lot of excellent work went into this.

  2. Bluecat Says:

    Meanwhile in the UK the move is to deny spouses the right to be asked whether they consent to their marriage being declared a same-sex one… seriously. http://www.leftfootforward.org/2013/07/we-have-won-same-sex-marriage-now-we-must-fight-for-trans-rights/

    • michelle Says:

      reading that article and some of the comments just goes yet again to show that trans is all about trans, spouse be damned. The opinions of others don’t matter lest they somehow be an inconvenience to the men…


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