Anti-trans bill among nation’s toughest, becomes law in Kentucky

Anti-trans bill among nation’s toughest, becomes law in Kentucky

One of the toughest anti-trans bills in the nation has become law in Kentucky. Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill (SB) 17, which prohibits transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates.

The new law prohibits transgender people from amending their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity. It also requires that any legal documents and records pertaining to a person’s gender must reflect the gender listed on their birth certificate.

The bill was introduced in the state’s Senate by Republican Senator Alice Forgy Kerr and was passed by both the Senate and House. The law was met with intense opposition from civil rights activists and members of the LGBT community, who argued that it was discriminatory and would have a negative impact on transgender people.

The new law is also being viewed as a step backwards for the state. Kentucky has been seen as a leader in LGBT rights, having recently passed a law that prohibited discrimination against LGBT people in public places. This new law, however, could potentially undo that progress.

The bill has been criticized by LGBT activists for its potential to cause harm to transgender people. They argue that it could lead to discrimination in the workplace, housing and other areas, as well as potentially making it more difficult for transgender people to access healthcare.

The bill also has implications for transgender youth in the state. It could prevent them from getting a driver’s license or other forms of identification, as well as potentially making it more difficult for them to attend school or participate in extracurricular activities.

The new law takes effect immediately, and it is unclear how it will be enforced. It is also unclear how it will impact transgender people in the state.

The passage of this bill in Kentucky is yet another example of the increasing hostility toward the transgender community in the United States. It is a stark reminder of the importance of protecting the rights and safety of transgender people in the face of increasingly hostile legislation.