Indiana Single Sex Facility Trespass Bill (HB 1079)
This law was last updated on Jun 3, 2016
HB 1079 would make it a Class B misdemeanor if: (1) a male knowingly or intentionally enters a single sex facility that is designated to be used only by females; or (2) a female knowingly or intentionally enters a single sex facility that is designated to be used only by males.
The bill defines “female” to mean an individual who was born female at birth or has at least one X chromosome and no Y chromosome.
The bill defines “male” to mean an individual who was born male at birth or has at least one X chromosome and at least one Y chromosome.
The bill defines “single sex facility” to mean a locker room, restroom or shower room that is in a place of public accommodation, accessible by many people at the same time, and designated for use by only males or only females.
The bill would not apply to a child less than 10 years of age.
Under this bill, person may only enter a single sex public facility designated for the opposite gender:
- for custodial purposes;
- for maintenance purposes;
- to render medical assistance;
- during an emergency;
- during a natural disaster; or
- if the person is in need of assistance and is accompanied by a family member, a legal guardian, or the person’s designee who is the designated gender for the single sex public facility, in order to assist the person.
Similar to SB 35.