Queer Utah Legislation Watch

H.J.R. 2 Joint Resolution for Gender Reassignment Surgical Health Benefits, Rep. Sahara Hayes, D-Millcreek
Would direct the state of Utah’s Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program to offer gender reassignment surgical benefits to state employees and employee beneficiaries, with some restrictions.

HB111: Employment Training Requirement Limitations, Rep. Tim Jimenez, R-Tooele
Restricts diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in hiring, certification, and membership.

HB157: Child Custody Factor Amendments, Rep. Stephanie Gricius, R-Eagle Mountain
Prohibits discrimination against a parent solely based on their agreement or disagreement with a minor child’s assertion that their gender identity differs from the sex assigned at birth or their practice of having or expressing a gender identity different from the sex assigned at birth.

HB187: Limitation on Defenses Based on Victim Identity, Rep. Sahara Hayes, D-Millcreek
Limits the use of a criminal defense based on a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity to defend, excuse, or justify the crime.

HB253: Use of Sex-designated Facilities in Public and Higher Education, Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding
In Lyman’s words: says that genders have to stay in the bathroom or locker room of the gender that they were at birth or find an existing unisex facility. My bill defines what is a boy and what is a girl, if they have the genitalia that produces sperm, they’re a boy, eggs they’re a girl.

HB257 Sex-based Designations for Privacy, Anti-bullying, and Women’s Opportunities, Rep. Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan; Sen. Daniel McCay, R-Riverton
Narrows the definitions of “male” and “female” and forbids individuals from using a restroom or locker room designated for a different gender unless they have legally changed the sex on their birth certificate and have undergone a primary sex characteristic surgical procedure to align with the designated gender of the private space.

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