Estimates of Transgender Populations in States with Legislation Impacting Transgender People

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

Summary of the report from the Williams Institute: A new report by Williams Institute researchers estimates the number of transgender people ages 13 and older in states where bills have been introduced that would negatively impact transgender people. These bills would:

  • Limit access to single-sex restrooms and locker rooms at schools and in public places;
  • Limit protections based on gender identity;
  • Permit individuals and businesses to discriminate against transgender people based on religious and moral beliefs; and
  • Limit the ability to change certain vital records documents, such as birth certificates, or enforce the use of birth certificates to establish an individual's sex for certain purposes.

The states include Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The report includes a brief description of each bill, which age groups it would affect, and how many transgender people we estimate live in each state.

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