Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in regards to HSB 649: 

 “Women and men are not identical; they possess unique biological differences. That’s not controversial, it’s common sense. Just like we did with girls' sports, this bill protects women’s spaces and rights afforded to us by Iowa law and the constitution. It’s unfortunate that defining a woman in code has become necessary to protect spaces where women’s health, safety, and privacy are being threatened like domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers. The bill allows the law to recognize biological differences while forbidding unfair discrimination.”