Michigan Bill Regarding Transgender Students and Restroom Usage (SB 993)
This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018
SB 993 would prohibit transgender students from using the bathrooms, showers or locker rooms that align with the gender identity with which they identify. The bills requires public school restroom facilities to be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex.
The bill defines “biological sex” to mean the physical condition of being male or female as determined by a person’s chromosomes and anatomy as identified at birth.
The bill provides a “reasonable accommodation” for transgender students, who could use unisex facilities, single-occupancy bathrooms or a rest room, locker room or shower room designated for use by faculty. However, if the student was not at least 18 years old, or emancipated, they would first need to provide written permission from their parent to access the alternative accommodation.