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Alabama’s ‘What’s Women’s Law’ seeks to define who is recognized as a woman, a man

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday introduced a bill that would define who counts as a woman and who counts as a man under state law.

In line with party policy, the House Health Committee passed a resolution to approve the “What is the Women’s Act” and send the bill to the House plenary session. The bill, similar to measures introduced in several Republican-controlled states, would base definitions on the human reproductive system.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Susan DuBose, argued that the definition was necessary to protect “female-only spaces,” such as dorm rooms. She said the terms male and female appear frequently in the law without being defined.

“Activists are trying to redefine these terms and separate sex from biology,” DuBose said when he introduced the bill last week.

The bill defines females and females as “individuals whose biological reproductive system is designed to produce eggs” and males and males as “individuals whose biological reproductive system is designed to fertilize the female’s eggs.” Defined as a “designed individual”. The bill states that it is important to “separate men and women with respect to places such as stadiums, prisons or other detention facilities, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, locker rooms and restrooms.” .

The bill drew fierce opposition at public hearings last week, with several transgender women claiming the bill was an attack on aid.

Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey, director of the Alabama Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement Wednesday that the bill was “aimed at stripping dozens of legal protections and rights for LGBTQ+ Alabama citizens.” ‘ he called.

“LGBTQ+ people have been fighting for decades to be equal members of society, but this bill will undo all the progress we have made,” said trans woman. Anderson-Harvey said.

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