YES, ANOTHER BATHROOM BILL – Updated March 20, 2018
A bill in Tennessee would support transphobic policies in school districts. If House Bill 2620 becomes law, the Tennessee Attorney General could allow school districts to deny transgender and gender non-conforming students access to appropriate facilities based on their gender identity. We need you to speak up against this proposal and to let your legislators know you oppose any policies that give a license to discriminate against transgender and gender non-conforming students in Tennessee. HB 2620:
• Perpetuates negative school climates that have serious consequences for trans students in the classroom;
• Allocates taxpayer funds to explicitly promote anti-transgender discrimination;
• Seeks to defend transphobic policies that are frequently overturned in the courts.
What can you do?
Send a message! We need you to take urgent action to make your voice heard. First, let your legislators know now that you oppose HB 2620 and that you will carefully be watching their vote on these issues in the coming weeks. Click here to send your message now.
Show up! Please join GLSEN Tennessee and advocates from across the state on March 21 at 1:30 pm, to oppose HB 2620 in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Click here to RSVP to the Tennessee Equality Project's event.
Make a call! If you are represented by one of the subcommittee members on the list below, call their office and ask them to oppose HB 2620—a bill that is bad for students and bad for Tennessee. Find your representative here.
• Chairman Mike Carter: 615-741-3025
• Bill Beck: 615-741-3229
• Glen Casada: 615-741-4389
• Martin Daniel: 615-741-2287
• Andrew Farmer: 615-741-4419
• G.A. Hardaway: 615-741-5625
• Debra Moody: 615-741-3774
Need help? Contact us at Tennessee@chapters.glsen.org