Florida state Rep. Ryan Chamberlin introduced HB 599, a bill aimed at protecting employees in taxpayer-funded workplaces from being penalized for refusing to use an individual’s preferred pronouns.
The legislation defines sex as an immutable biological trait and prohibits employers from requiring employees to use personal pronouns that do not correspond to their biological sex.
It also safeguards employees from adverse personnel action based on their religious or biology-based beliefs. (Trending: Biden’s Mental Decline Getting Even Worse)
1069 passed the Florida House last night. Should pass the senate also..
It says there are 2 genders, and your pronouns match your gender.
Thank God for Florida. pic.twitter.com/yB23nycTK9
— Frog Capital (@FrogNews) April 1, 2023
The legislation specifies that it is not to be applied to people, “born with a genetically or biochemically verifiable disorder of sex development.”
Neither employer or employee can require any “personal pronoun” if it does not match to that person’s biological sex.
“An employee or a contractor may not be asked by an employer to provide his or her preferred personal title or pronouns or be penalized or subjected to adverse personnel action for not providing his or her preferred personal title or pronouns,” states the bill.
The bill also extends protections to people targeted with transfers or termination based on “religious or biology-based beliefs, including a belief in traditional or Biblical views of sexuality and marriage, or the employee’s or contractor’s disagreement with gender ideology, whether those views are expressed by the employee or contractor at or away from the worksite.”
The bill has gained significant support and is part of a broader effort in Florida to address issues related to gender identity, with Governor Ron DeSantis signing similar legislation earlier this year.