HB 1361 was introduced in the Indiana legislature on Thursday. Its intent was to block transgender Indianans from updating their birth certificates.
The intent of this bill is to strip transgender people of the most basic and fundamental dignity.
HB 1361 seeks to deny the very existence of transgender people—with the cruel mandate that a transgender person’s birth certificate can never match the identity they live as and the person they have always known themselves to be.
But the bill encountered what appears on the surface to be a sane republican.