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Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2796)

This law was last updated on Sep 19, 2019

This law is Anti–LGBTQ




H.R. 2796


Failed to Pass


Jun 7, 2017


Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ

Full Bill Text

H.R. 2796 would prohibit the word “sex” or “gender” from being interpreted to mean “gender identity,” and require “man” or “woman” to be interpreted to refer exclusively to a person’s genetic sex, for purposes determining the meaning of federal civil rights laws or related federal administrative agency regulations or guidance.

The bill would prohibit federal civil rights laws from being interpreted to treat gender identity or transgender status as a protected class, unless it expressly designates “gender identity” or “transgender status” as a protected class.

Related Legislation

Identical to H.R. 5812, which failed to pass during the 2015-2016 legislative session.