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Defining ‘woman’ battle heads to states amid new wave of LGBTQ bills

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2022
From The Left
LGBTQ issues, Women, Federal State and Tribal Powers
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Republican-controlled statehouses passed a record number of restrictions on transgender people in 2022 — from sports to health care — and conservatives aren’t slowing down.

Take South Carolina, where the Legislature may try out a new tactic next year: defining what it means to be a woman. Other conservative states may follow.

State Sen. Danny Verdin, a Republican, filed a joint resolution this month that would amend the South Carolina Constitution to establish that male and female be defined “in the context of reproductive potential… without regard to an individual’s psychological, chosen...

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