The ACLU of Kansas stands strongly opposed to SB 180. While SB 180 is framed as a bill protecting women’s rights, it does no such thing—instead, it attempts to codify into law outdated, inaccurate, and underinclusive definitions of sex and families and tries to absolve the state of its responsibility to not discriminate against transgender people. And at its core, SB 180 attempts to remove trans peoples’ ability to live a public life—by trying to codify into law a right to exclude trans people from athletics, restrooms, locker rooms, domestic violence shelters and other necessary spaces.
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