H.R.2796: Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017

Author's Summary: "This bill prohibits the word "sex" or "gender" from being interpreted to mean "gender identity," and requires "man" or "woman" to be interpreted to refer exclusively to a person's genetic sex, for purposes determining the meaning of federal civil rights laws or related federal administrative agency regulations or guidance.

No federal civil rights law shall be interpreted to treat gender identity or transgender status as a protected class, unless it expressly designates "gender identity" or "transgender status" as a protected class."

IB Summary:  Gender identity is not a protected class unless specifically designated in a law.

Status: Introduced on 6/7/2017.  On 07/12/2017 it was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2796/actions?r=8