Amend Amendment No. 23 by Walle (page 100, prefiled amendment packet) to HB 1951 as follows:
(1)  On page 1, line 2, strike "ARTICLE" and substitute "ARTICLES".
(2)  On page 1, following line 15, add the following:
SECTION ___.001.  Section 544.002, Insurance Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
(a)  A person may not refuse to insure or provide coverage to an individual, refuse to continue to insure or provide coverage to an individual, limit the amount, extent, or kind of coverage available for an individual, or charge an individual a rate that is different from the rate charged to other individuals for the same coverage because of the individual's:
(1)  race, color, religion, or national origin;
(2)  age, gender, marital status, or geographic location; [or]
(3)  disability or partial disability; or
(4)  sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
(d)  In this section:
(1)  "Gender identity or expression" means a person's having, or being perceived as having, a gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, expression, or behavior is different from that stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
(2)  "Sexual orientation" means actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.