LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Transgender students in Utah will need to have their genitals examined and approved prior to using a non-birth gender restroom if a new bill in the Utah state legislature becomes law.
The sponsor of the legislation, state Rep. Michael Kennedy, who is also a medical doctor, also proposes redefining the word ‘gender’ for the Utah code in a way that does not favor trans people. For example, ‘one’s own “opinion” of what their gender is’ may not count for much, if anything at all.
While I’m having a hard time figuring out all the details of Rep. Kennedy’s bill since it is, perhaps deliberately, clogged with medical terminology, but there’s no doubt as to what’s going on here — he’s proposing the state plays bathroom cop. A trans student’s identity depend on inspection, conformation, government approval and proper documentation. The legislation also appears to be a sort of end run around the possible arrival of a California-style trans student equality law.
In short, Kennedy likely finds trans youths yukky and wants to legislate them into a box and kept monitored by the state.
Arizona tried to get a bathroom bill enacted, but failed: https://lexiecannes.com/2013/03/19/show-me-papers-arizona-legislature-to-consider-making-it-a-crime-for-trans-people-to-use-opposite-sex-bathrooms-without-proper-paperwork/
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