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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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However, the concept of gender has been extended by some theorists to describe a set of power relationships loosely organized around biological sex and related to (but not defined by) access to material resources and social status (Butler, 1990).
If the underlying referent is human, biological sex always determines gender assignment.
Neither the biological sex of the teacher nor the biological sex of the student impacted the student's willingness to talk in the classroom.
In examining RQ's 1- 4, which inquire about the nature of the relationship between biological sex and CSP, POOA, CDMSE, and EP respectively, there was no significance at the .
Cisgender refers to an individual whose self-identified gender identity matches his or her biological sex.
Biological sex itself is complicated and is not simply a question of XX and XY.
So you believe that biological sex and gender identity are always inextricably linked.
NHS Choices describes gender dysphoria as 'a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.
I said, 'I am political capital because I'm going to start transitioning right before session begins, and I want to be in the Capitol where they can see it,'" said O Raghallaigh, who is now leading an effort against a set of bills that would criminalize people who use public restrooms not designated for their biological sex.
Despite the attempts of the post-structuralist analysis of sex, gender and compulsory heterosexuality to nullify the critical role of biological determinism, the effects of such essentialist dichotomies as male and female, men and women, masculine and feminine have continued to be problematic, sustaining social inequalities and disadvantaging women and sometimes men on the basis of their biological sex (Connell, 1987; 1995).
In the final section of the book Richardson critiques current genomic research into biological sex differences and sets out her suggested approaches to the study of the subject.
It seems safe to assert that not a single member of Congress in 1964 would have believed that they were granting special rights to people who want to reject or change their biological sex.

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