Maryland (USA)

Maryland Senate Bill 212, also called the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, has advanced in the Maryland Senate with a new definition of “gender identity.”

To be clear for all the definition is now:

“GENDER IDENTITY” MEANS THE GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY, APPEARANCE, EXPRESSION, OR BEHAVIOR OF A PERSON, REGARDLESS OF THE PERSON’S ASSIGNED SEX AT BIRTH, WHICH MAY BE DEMONSTRATED BY:

(1) CONSISTENT AND UNIFORM ASSERTION OF THE PERSON’S GENDER-IDENTITY; OR

(2) ANY OTHER EVIDENCE THAT THE GENDER IDENTITY IS SINCERELY HELD AS PART OF THE PERSON’S CORE IDENTITY.”

This definition attempts to address the discomfort caused by allowing Men to declare they are Women without any objective proof. Unfortunately, it fails wholly to provide any guidance to judge who is “actually transgender.” Transgenderism is most akin to religious faith, which is also often described as “sincerely held.”

Definition of Gender Identity.

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