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.

So far this year, state legislators have filed 15 anti-transgender bills.


LEGEND:

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

     Nondiscrimination 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

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

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

Action Alert! Check out the shaded text for opportunity to take action

Read more about what the different bill statuses mean.


Jump to your state by clicking below:


 ALABAMA

Senate Bill 1


Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it does: Requires 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: Referred to the Judiciary Committee


 INDIANA

House Bill 1361


Type of bill: ID bill
What it does: Bars transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates
Status: Referred to the Public Health Committee


 KENTUCKY

House Bill 106


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings according to their birth certificates
Status: Referred to the State Government Committee

 

House Bill 141


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, and lets other students sue schools if they encounter a transgender person in a restroom.
Status: Introduced

Take action:

  • Call 1-800-372-7181 to tell your legislator to oppose HB 106 and HB 141.
  • Join the Fairness Campaign to rally against anti-LGBT bills on February 15.
  • Follow the Fairness Campaign on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about opportunities to volunteer or take action.

House File 41


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: Referred to the Education Innovation Committee
 

House File 43


Type of bill: Nondiscrimination carveout bill
What it does: Allows people to use religion to deny people access to facilities
Status: Referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee

Take action:

  • Tell your state legislator to oppose HF 41 and HF 43. Find your legislator here.

 MISSOURI

House Bill 202


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it does: Requires restrooms to be “gender-divided” and prohibits different local rules or ordinances
Status: Introduced
 

Senate Bill 98


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: Referred to the Education Committee

Take action:


 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

House Bill 3012


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it does: Prohibits local governments from adopting transgender-inclusive policies that allow people to use restrooms according to their gender identity
Status: Referred to the Judiciary Committee

 

Senate Bill 98


Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it does: Requires transgender students to use school restrooms according to the sex they were assigned at birth
Status: Referred to the Education Committee


 TEXAS

Senate Bill 6


Type of bill: Restroom and preemption bill
What it does: Requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings according to their birth certificates. Prohibits local governments from adopting any policies related to restroom use. Increases the mandatory sentences for crimes if they happen in a restroom
Status: Introduced

Take action:

  • Click here to send a message to your state senator to tell them to oppose SB 6.
  • Register for the All in for Equality Advocacy Day (held on March 20 in Austin) to tell your state leaders to support LGBT equality.
  • Visit Equality Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas to stay informed and take to take action on these bills and other bills affecting LGBT people. 

 VIRGINIA

House Bill 1612


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and other government buildings according to their original birth certificates, and allows people to sue schools and government agencies if they encounter a transgender person in a restroom. Requires schools to notify parents within 24 hours if a student asks 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: Referred to General Laws Committee

 

House Bill 1667


Type of bill: Nondiscrimination carve-out
What it does: Provides immunity to businesses and nonprofit organizations that discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Prohibits the government from requiring contractors to not discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Status: Referred to General Laws Committee, Subcommittee #2

Take action:


 WASHINGTON

House Bill 1011


Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it does: Creates a carve-out in the state nondiscrimination law allowing businesses to bar transgender people from restrooms matching their gender identity.
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee

In addition to this bill, an anti-transgender group has filed I-1552, a ballot initiative targeting transgender people. This ballot initiative would force transgender students into restrooms that don't match their gender identity. It would also create a special carve-out in the state's nondiscrimination law allowing anti-transgender discrimination in restrooms, as well as prohibit local governments from adopting transgender-inclusive policies. If the group pushing this ballot measure gets enough signatures by July, Washington residents will vote on it in an upcoming election.

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