Several women’s groups have produced a bill of rights designed explicitly for women, drawing the support of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and other attorneys general nationwide.
In March, Independent Women’s Voice, Independent Women’s Law Center, and Women’s Liberation Front released the Women’s Bill of Rights (WBOR).
The purpose of the WBOR is specifically designed to recognize biological distinctions of the sexes with respect to athletics, prisons or other detention facilities, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, locker rooms, restrooms, and other areas where biology, safety, and privacy are concerned.
The U.S. Legislature has introduced resolutions in both bodies to codify the WBOR to apply to all federal regulations dealing with men and women in distinctive fashions.
House Resolution 1136, sponsored by U.S Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), and Senate Resolution 644, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), both aim to establish the WBOR as definitive when referencing men and women concerning federal law.
The resolutions seek to limit the definitions of “woman,” “girl,” and “mother” to only apply to biologically female humans. Therefore, federal protections given exclusively to women would only be available to biological females.
The resolutions also limit the definitions of “man,” “boy,” and “father” to only refer to human males.
“We are proud to sign the Women’s Bill of Rights, which simply and commonsensically defines terms like ‘man’ and ‘woman,’ ‘male’ and ‘female,’ and protects the legal rights and equal opportunities of women and girls,” said Katherine Robertson, chief counsel for Marshall’s office. “Even just five years ago, I might have viewed this effort as a solution in need of a problem. Today, however, our rights and opportunities are under constant threat by ‘progressives’ who, to quote Orwell, seek to impose on the American people a ‘political language … designed to make lies sound truthful.’”
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was the first to sign on to the WBOR.
“Feminism, once understood as the way to promote equality for women, is today disintegrating in an identity crisis of its own making,” Fitch said. “But it is not only legitimate for women to have a space of their own in which to grow and thrive, it is good for society to carve out that safe space for women to engage with one another in athletics, education, fellowship, and sometimes even in healing.”
Eight additional attorneys general have pledged their support to the WBOR.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Arkansas Attorney General Lynn Rutledge, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, Montana Attorney General Austen Knudsen, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson have all pledged their support for the WBOR.
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