“biological condition of being male or female as determined at birth based on physical differences or, if necessary, at the chromosomal level.” Wow. Gotta go as deep as someone’s chromosomal level to determine sex? They’d better be thankful that chimeras are a rarity. Otherwise, whatchagonnado?
It amazes me how bloody ignorant Conservatives really are. Do you think that a school setting is the ONLY place kids will learn about sex education? Granted, I believe that only parents should teach their child about sex, but in the few cases where a parent isn’t responsible enough to do so, I can pretty much guarantee that child will learn about it any way they can, including experimentation. Wouldn’t it then be better to teach children in a safe environment like school? And allow a doctor or nurse teach the class; not some opinionated Conservative teacher.
Nevada is the latest state to introduce a bill that would limit how transgender students access bathrooms at school. AB 375, introduced by Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling (R), would require schools to limit restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of “biological sex,” as defined as the “biological condition of being male or female as determined at birth based on physical differences or, if necessary, at the chromosomal level.”
If a student “asserts at school a gender that is different than the pupil’s biological sex,” the bill calls for students to accommodate the student, but “such accommodation must not include access to a school restroom, locker room, or shower designated for use by persons whose biological sex is different from the pupil’s biological sex.” Instead, it suggests they must be limited to “a single-stall restroom, access to a unisex restroom, or controlled use of a faculty restroom, locker room, or shower.”
The bill also limits the state’s sex ed curriculum in three ways. First, instruction about AIDS and the human reproductive system could not be offered to students younger than grade 7, similar to the “Don’t Say Gay” provisions proposed in Tennessee in past years. Second, only a “permanent, full-time employee” can teach the course; “no other person or entity may assist in teaching the subjects of the course.” Lastly, the curriculum “may not contain explicit depictions of sexual activity.” In other words, students can not be shown how sex works in a class about how sex works.