Kansas Senate passes bill defining a ‘woman’ as ‘biological female’

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News

The state legislature of Kansas took a bold stance last week in the midst of the nationwide gender culture war as it became the first state senate in the nation to pass a bill to legally define “woman” as a human that is “biologically female.”

The bill, titled “Women’s Bill of Rights,” passed on Thursday in the Kansas state Senate along party lines by a vote of 26-10. The ruling states that a female is defined as a human “whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova.”

Senator Renee Erickson, who helped pass the bill with fellow Kansas Republicans, said in an interview with the Washington Times,

This bill does not create any new rights or entitlements. It simply codifies the definition of sex as biological male and female in existing statutes and laws. There are legitimate reasons to distinguish between the sexes with respect to prisons, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers and other areas where safety and privacy are needed.

The bill is expected to pass in the Republican-controlled state House. However, Democratic Governor Laura Kelly is not expected to sign the bill into law.


Not surprisingly, many Democrats were outraged at the bill’s passage, claiming it is offensive to LGBTQ-identifying persons.

The bill’s passage comes not only in the midst of the LGBTQ revolution, but also less than a year after current SCOTUS Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson refused to define the word “woman” when she was asked the question during her Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Justice Brown-Jackson is a biological female.

Author’s Biblical Analysis

Christians should be delighted by the legislative leadership in the state of Kansas.

The Republican majority in the Kansas congress has sided with reason, common sense, scientific law, and most importantly, the biblical worldview. The definition of a “woman” is, always has been, and always will be, a human who is biologically female.

We should be reminded of the character of God, the law of God, and the statutes of God when we consider this report. God made them male and female.

Maleness and femaleness are sacred. The differences between the two are physical, emotional, and biological. But ultimately, they are theological.

When God made Adam in the garden, He declared that it was not good for him to be alone, so He made a helper suitable for Adam. He made Eve from Adam’s side, and when he revealed her to Adam, Adam was overjoyed. He responded in song:

And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”  – Genesis 2:23

From the very beginning, we see a holy, sacred, beautiful, and God-ordained distinction between man and woman. We see a common purpose for them, even as they come together in distinct, complementary roles: Glorify God together.

We see this most clearly in the mandate God gives man and woman to “be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Man and woman fulfill God’s first great commandment when they come together in marriage, as a picture of Christ and the Church, and they multiply. Their multiplication efforts reveal their first and most important mission field: to spread the gospel to their children and their children’s children.

As we see a slew of blatant and unabashed attacks on the God-ordained definition of maleness and femaleness, may reports such as this bring us to a place of thankfulness and gratitude to our great God, who has ordained the uniqueness between male and female for His glory and for the good and flourishing of His creation.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  – Genesis 1:26-27