“Man” and “Woman” to be defined by Iowa state law

Man, woman to be defined in Iowa state law

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(ABC 6 News) – Iowa lawmakers are crafting a bill that would strictly define words like “woman,” “man” and “sex.”

The new bill comes just one day after an Iowa House subcommittee voted down a proposal that would have eliminated gender identity protections under Iowa’s civil rights law.

Some of the changes could impact birth certificates and driver’s licenses.

In a statement, Governor Kim Reynolds said, “women and men are not identical. They possess unique biological differences. That’s not controversial, it’s common sense.”