The Tennessee Legislature has passed an extremist anti-LGBTQ bill that is now headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Please take a few moments to read about this dangerous measure and urge Gov. Bill Lee to veto it.
The bill, HB 1233, is deceitfully titled the “Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act.” In reality, this bill is another transgender bathroom bill — a favorite of the inflammatory Religious Right — by another name. If signed into law, this bill would allow students who don't want to share bathrooms with transgender classmates to request single-occupancy restrooms. Otherwise, if the student sees a transgender person in the bathroom, the bill would provide the student with a cause of action against the school for "psychological, emotional and physical harm suffered," plus attorneys' fees and costs.
Anti-LGBTQ legislative efforts are rooted in religious dogma. For example, the nationwide effort known as Project Blitz includes sweeping anti-LGBTQ measures while advancing the lie that America is a Christian nation, aiming to cement religiously motivated discrimination into the law. This bill, like those before it, is an attempt to perpetuate unscientific views about "biological sex" and to baselessly paint transgender students as predators.
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