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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Amendment for Restroom Bill

The following amendment rewrites the restroom to make accommodations for a very rare condition where someone is born with 47 rather than 46 chromosomes - three of which are sex chromosomes rather than two.

The modern day term is now called intersex. Extraordinarily rare, the genetic defect occurs in one of three ways but each leads to an individual having sex organs of both sexes - during puberty one sex will become dominant and the other will recede. 

Amendment -

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 1, is amended by adding the following language as a new section:


(a) Public schools shall require that a student use student restroom and locker room facilities that are assigned for use by persons of the same sex as the sex indicated on the student’s original birth certificate.

(b) Subject to subsection (a), an LEA may make appropriate accommodations with respect to student use of restroom and locker room facilities.

(c) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to any student who provides the public school with a statement by a physician that the students has been medically diagnosed with hermaphroditism.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1, is amended by adding the following language as a new section:
(a) Public institutions of higher education shall require that a student use the restroom and locker room facilities that are assigned for use by persons of the same sex as the sex indicated on the student’s original birth certificate.

(b) Subject to subsection (a), a public institution of higher education may make appropriate accommodations with respect to student use of restroom and locker room facilities.

(c) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to any student who provides the public school with a statement by a physician that the students has been medically diagnosed with hermaphroditism.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

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