TN Rep Hulsey to introduce bathroom bill targeting transgender students

A week after the disaster with Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, Rep. Bud Bud Hulsey of Kingsport has announced that he is going to introduce a bill preventing transgender students from using the changing rooms and restrooms that correspond to their gender, according to WCYB.  Ironically, he asserts that the bill is about student safety.

NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.  Transgender students pose NO threat to other students because of their gender identity.  Indeed, it is their own safety that is in danger if the bill passes. 

Contact Rep. Hulsey and let him know he should not file this bill, which the Tennessee Equality Project condemns in the strongest way.

Demand that he not file the bill and that he should meet with members of the transgender community and learn about their real safety needs!

Leave a message for him at (615) 741-2886 .

Email him at [email protected] .

Your voice makes a difference.  The last time a state representative introduced a "police the potty" style bill, the outcry was so great that the Senate sponsor dropped the bill and it failed. 

It's time to get loud NOW!

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  • Dae Iddings
    commented 2015-11-10 10:23:10 -0600
    Do not introduce bills that are going to affect transgender people with out first speaking to transgender people and seeing what their needs and concerns are. Do not treat people like sexual pretators because you have not taken the time to learn and understand them. Do your homework and protect the people that really need protecting.
  • Sara Jane Goodman
    commented 2015-11-10 09:30:20 -0600
    I am making my call and email now. I’ll share this far and wide. The time to defeat these discriminatory bills is before they even start. Thank you for the information and making it easy to take action.

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