Take Action Against Anti-Trans Legislation Now!

A wave of anti-trans state bills is sweeping across the country.

Here’s what you can do to help us stop these bills in their tracks. Check back for updates or click here to get an email when there is an urgent action needed in your state.


Texas legislators are going after trans people in a special session this summer. Visit our Texas Action Center to find out how you can help.


LEGEND:

      Health care bills: Bills that restrict transgender people’s access to health care

   ID bills: Bills that limit transgender people’s ability to update their identity documents (like driver’s licenses and birth certificates)

     Discrimination carve-outs: Bills that allow discrimination against transgender people by creating special exceptions to existing laws

     Restroom bills: Bills that restrict transgender people’s access to restrooms and other single-sex facilities

     Preemption bills: Bills that override municipal and county-level anti-discrimination laws      

 School bills: Bills that restrict transgender students’ rights at school

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Read more about what the different bill statuses mean.


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 ALABAMA

Senate Bill 1


Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required businesses, schools, and other public places to either segregate restrooms by gender (which is not defined in the bill) or place attendants at each restroom to monitor people’s restroom use
Status: Failed


ARIZONA

House Bill 2293


Type of bill: Health care bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited people in Arizona state prisons from getting medically necessary surgeries related to gender transition
Status: Failed

 

House Bill 2294


Type of bill: Health care bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited people on Medicaid from getting medically necessary surgeries related to gender transition
Status: Failed

 

​Senate Bill 1199


Type of bill: ID bill
What would have done: This bill would have made it harder for people in Arizona, including transgender people, to get their name changed by requiring them to provide and pay for the cost of a criminal background check
Status: ​Passed in Senate but failed to pass through the House before the end of the legislative session.


 ARKANSAS

House Bill 1628

Type of bill: ​Health care bill
What it would have done: This bill would have allowed health care providers to refuse to provide health care services, such as care related to gender transition, based on their personal beliefs
Status: ​Withdrawn

 

House Bill 1894

Type of bill: ID bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates
Status: ​Failed

 

House Bill 1986

Type of bill: Restroom criminalization bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have made it a crime for transgender people to enter restrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity
Status: ​Failed

 

House Bill 2232

Type of bill: Nondiscrimination carveout
What it would have done: This bill would have created sweeping exemptions allowing people, service providers, and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on religious or moral beliefs
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 346

Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it would have done: This bill would have restricted transgender people's restroom use
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 774


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students and adults to use restrooms according to their original birth certificate in schools and government buildings
Status: Failed


ILLINOIS

House Bill 664


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: ​Failed


 INDIANA

House Bill 1361


Type of bill: ID bill
What it would have done: This bill would have barred transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates
Status: Failed


KANSAS

House Bill 2171


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: Failed

Senate Bill 206


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: Failed


 KENTUCKY

House Bill 106


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings according to their birth certificates
Status: Failed

 

House Bill 141


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth and let other students sue schools if they encounter a transgender person in a restroom.
Status: Failed

House File 41


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: Failed

 


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it would have done: This bill would have allowed people to use religion to deny people access to facilities
Status: Failed

 


Type of bill: Health care bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have allowed exclusions of transition-related care in insurance plans that don't have to comply with the federal regulations on the Affordable Care Act's nondiscrimination requirements, and required Minnesota's commerce commissioner to try to get a exemption from those regulations for the rest of the plans in the state
Status: Failed

 

​Type of bill: ​Restroom and school bill
​What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited schools, universities, private and public employers, and others from letting transgender people use restrooms that match their gender identity
​Status: ​Failed

House Bill 202


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required restrooms to be “gender-divided” and prohibited different local rules or ordinances
Status: Failed
 

House Bill 745

 
Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: Failed
 

Senate Bill 98


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school restrooms according to their chromosomes and anatomy at birth
Status: Failed


MONTANA

House Bill 609

Type of bill: Restroom, school, and preemption bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have required transgender people to use restrooms according to their original birth certificates in schools, colleges, and other government buildings and allows private citizens to sue the government if they see a transgender person in a restroom 
Status: Failed


 NEW JERSEY

Assembly Bill 3976


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires the state Attorney General to defend schools in certain circumstances if they violate the federal guidance on respecting transgender students
Status: Referred to the Education Committee in 2016 and carried over to the current session


NEW YORK

Assembly Bill 5422

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires transgender people to use restrooms in K-12 schools, public colleges, and state agency buildings based on the gender on their birth certificates
Status: Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations


NORTH CAROLINA

House Bill 186

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: This bill replaces HB2 with another version of that law. It prohibits local governments from passing ordinances related to equal restroom access, makes it much harder for them to pass nondiscrimination ordinances, and creates extra penalties for crimes if they are committed in restrooms.
Status: Failed

 

House Bill 142

Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it does: This bill replaces HB2 with another version of that law. It prohibits local governments from passing ordinances related to equal restroom access, creates a three-year moratorium on local nondiscrimination ordinances, and prohibits local governments from passing ordinances related to workers' safety.
Status: ​This bill has been signed into law.

 

House Bill 562

Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it would have done: This bill would have increased sentences for trespassing if it occurs in a public restroom
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 668

Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it would have done: This bill would have increased sentences for trespassing if it occurs in a public restroom
Status: ​Failed


​​ OKLAHOMA

Senate Joint Resolution 36

Type of bill: School bill
What it would have done: Claims that the federal guidance on respecting transgender students is void in Oklahoma, and includes hateful and inaccurate language about transgender youth.
Status: Failed

House Bill 3012


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited local governments from adopting transgender-inclusive policies that allow people to use restrooms according to their gender identity
Status: Failed


SOUTH DAKOTA

Senate Bill 115

Type of bill: Locker room and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender students to use school locker rooms according to the gender on their original birth certificates
Status: ​​Failed. This bill was pulled from committee.

 

 

 

Senate Bill 149

Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it does: Gives child welfare service providers a license to discriminate against potential parents.
Status: ​This bill has been signed into law.


TENNESSEE

House Bill 33

Type of bill: ​Carve-out
What it would have done: ​This bill would have required the terms "mother," "father," "wife," and "husband" to be interpreted according to "biological distinctions between men and women" when used in laws, which may affect transgender people's rights as parents or spouses.
Status: ​Failed. Note that a similar bill, HB 1111, which requires terms in Tennessee law generally to be interpreted according to their "natural and ordinary meaning" was signed into a law and may have a similar effect as HB 33.

 

House Bill 888

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have required trans K-12 and college students to use restrooms school or college according to their original birth certificates
Status: Failed

 

Senate Bill 30

Type of bill: ​Carve-out
What it would have done: ​This bill would have required the terms "mother," "father," "wife," and "husband" to be interpreted according to "biological distinctions between men and women" when used in laws, which may affect transgender people's rights as parents or spouses
Status:
Failed. Note that a similar bill, HB 1111, which requires terms in Tennessee law generally to be interpreted according to their "natural and ordinary meaning" was signed into a law and may have a similar effect as HB 33.

 

Senate Bill 771

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: ​This bill would have required trans K-12 and college students to use restrooms school or college according to their original birth certificates
Status: ​Failed


 TEXAS

House Bill 100

Type of bill: Nondiscrimination carve-out bill
What it does: ​This bill regulates transportation companies like Uber and Lyft. It includes an amendment that explicitly excludes transgender people from the nondiscrimination protections in this bill.
Status: ​Signed into law.

 

House Bill 1362

Type of bill: Restroom, school, and preemption bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have prohibited trans students from using school restrooms consistent with their gender identity, and it would have prohibited local government from passing nondiscrimination ordinances related to restroom access
Status: ​Failed

 

​House Bill 2779


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it would have done: This bill would have created sweeping exemptions allowing people and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on their religious or moral beliefs
Status: ​Failed

 

House Bill 2899

Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited schools and local governments from adopting policies and regulations protecting people from discrimination in restrooms
Status: Failed

 

House Bill 3859

Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it does: Gives child welfare service providers a license to discriminate against children under their care (like by subjecting transgender children to conversion therapy) and against current or potential parents (like by refusing to place a child with someone because they are transgender).
Status: ​This bill has been signed into law.

 

House Bill 4180

Type of bill: ​Restroom bill
What it would have done: ​Senators amended this bill at the last minute to tack on the language of SB 6, which forces transgender people into the wrong restrooms.
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 6


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings according to their birth certificates. It would also have prohibited local governments from adopting any policies related to restroom use and increased the mandatory sentences for crimes if they happen in a restroom.
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 92

Type of bill: Preemption bill
What it would have done: This bill would have prohibited local nondiscrimination protections for groups who are not protected under state law, like LGBT people and veterans.
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 242

Type of bill: School bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required teachers and school administrators to "out" transgender students to their parents
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 2078

Type of bill: School and restroom bill
What it would have done: This is a school safety bill that got a last-minute bathroom amendment in the House. The amendment encourages schools to discriminate against transgender students by forcing them into segregated restrooms.
Status: ​Failed

 

Senate Bill 2095

Type of bill: ​School bill
What it would have done: This bill would have let student sports leagues target and disqualify transgender boys (who are currently required to compete in girls' competitions in Texas) from participating in competitions if they've taken testosterone
Status: Failed

 

The Texas legislature is back for a special session! Here are the new anti-trans bills legislators have filed. Visit our Texas Action Center to learn more.

 

House Bill 46

​Type of bill: ​School, preemption, and restroom bill
What it does: ​Prohibits local governments and schools from protecting trans people from discrimination in restrooms
Status: ​Introduced
 

House Bill 50

Type of bill: ​School, preemption, and restroom bill
What it does: ​Prohibits local governments and schools from protecting trans people from discrimination in restrooms
Status: ​Introduced

 

Senate Bill 3

Type of bill: ​School, preemption, and restroom bill
What it does: Prohibits trans people from using the right restrooms in schools and publicly-run buildings (like many hospitals, parks, DMVs, and government buildings) and prohibits schools and local governments from protecting trans people from discrimination when it comes to restrooms and participation in sports.
Status: ​Passed out of the Senate. It now goes to the House.
 

Senate Bill 23

Type of bill: Preemption
What it does: ​Prohibits local nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people and other groups who are not already protected under state law
Status: ​Introduced
 

Senate Bill 91

Type of bill: ​School, preemption, and restroom bill
What it does: Prohibits trans people from using the right restrooms in schools and publicly-run buildings (like many hospitals, parks, DMVs, and government buildings) and prohibits schools and local governments from protecting trans people from discrimination when it comes to restrooms and participation in sports.
Status: ​Had a hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee on July 21.
 

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 VIRGINIA

House Bill 1612


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it would have done: This bill would have required transgender people to use restrooms in schools and other government buildings according to their original birth certificates, and allowed people to sue schools and government agencies if they encountered a transgender person in a restroom. It also would have required schools to notify parents within 24 hours if a student asked to be recognized as a gender different than the one on their original birth certificate, like by asking to use a different name or pronouns.
Status: Failed. The General Laws Committee voted to not let it go forward to a full House vote.

 

House Bill 1667


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out
What it would have done: This bill would have provided immunity to businesses and nonprofit organizations that discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation, and would have prohibited the government from requiring contractors to not discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Status: Failed. The General Laws Committee voted to not let it go forward to a full House vote.

 

House Bill 2011 


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out, preemption bill, and school bill
What it would have done: ​This bill would have excluded transgender people from the state's nondiscrimination law, and prohibited local governments and schools from adopting policies that respect transgender people.
Status: Failed. The General Laws Committee voted to not let it go forward to a full House vote.


 WASHINGTON

House Bill 1011


Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it would have done: This bill would have created a carve-out in the state nondiscrimination law allowing businesses to bar transgender people from restrooms matching their gender identity.
Status: Reintroduced for the special session

 

House Bill 1178


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it would have done: This bill would have created sweeping exemptions allowing people and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on their religious or moral beliefs
Status: ​Reintroduced for the special session


WYOMING

House Bill 135


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it would have done: This bill would have created sweeping exemptions allowing people and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on their religious or moral beliefs
Status: ​Failed. This bill was withdrawn.

 

House Bill 244


Type of bill: Restroom criminalization and discrimination carve-out bill
What it does: Makes it a crime, punishable by prison time and a fine, for transgender people to use a restroom that matches their gender identity
Status: ​Failed


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