The bill defines "female" as "individuals of the female sex," and "male" as "individuals of the male sex."
The bill has been met with widespread criticism from LGBTQ advocates, who say it is discriminatory and will harm transgender students.
The Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBTQ advocacy group, has called the bill "a dangerous and harmful attack on transgender youth."
Courts are challenging the measure. On March 8, 2023, the ACLU sued Florida over the bill's legality. The ACLU claims the measure violates the Equal treatment Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which ensures equal treatment under the law.