The Florida Competitive Workforce Act would ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. The Act defines “gender identity or expression” as a gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, regardless of whether such gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth, which gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence, including, but not limited to: (a) Medical history, care, or treatment of the gender-related identity; (b) Consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity; or (c) Other evidence that the gender-related identity is a sincerely held part of a person’s core identity and is not being asserted for an improper purpose.
The Act attempt to be objective in defining “gender identity or expression,” but undermines such “objectivity” by inserting a person’s “sincerely held” beliefs about themselves. Other commentators have discussed this concept.
No one should be discriminated against based on sex, sex stereotypes (which is what “gender identity or expression” is), or sexual orientation. However, GLBT Activists continue to put forth meaningless definitions as above, which makes passage of these laws more difficult. Unless and until GLBT Activists get honest about the reality of biological sex, they will continue to face opposition to these kinds of laws.