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 42 bills explicitly targeting transgender people.


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.


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


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 it does: ​Makes 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 and sent to House. It has passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and sent to the House Rules Committee.


 ARKANSAS

House Bill 1628

Type of bill: ​Health care bill
What it does: Allows health care providers to refuse to provide health care services, such as care related to gender transition, based on their personal beliefs
Status: ​Failed. This bill was withdrawn.

 

House Bill 1894

Type of bill: ID bill
What it does: Prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates
Status: ​​The Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee voted not to pass this bill, but it might still reconsider it.

 

House Bill 1986

Type of bill: Restroom criminalization bill
What it does: ​Makes it a crime for transgender people to enter restrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity
Status: ​Passed in the House and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

House Bill 2232

Type of bill: Nondiscrimination carveout
What it does: ​Creates 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 to pass.

 

Senate Bill 346

Type of bill: Restroom bill
What it does: Restricts transgender people's restroom use.
Status: ​Referred to Judiciary Committee. The language of this bill is still being drafted.

 

Senate Bill 774


Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: Requires transgender students and adults to use restrooms according to their original birth certificate in schools and government buildings
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee.

 

​Take action:

  • Contact your representatives in the Senate to tell them to oppose anti-trans bills.
  • Attend committee hearings to speak out against anti-trans bills. Committee meetings are held in the State Capitol building at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock.
  • Contact NCTE Community Organizer Andrea Zekis, who is on the ground in Little Rock, to learn about other ways to get involved.

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: ​Referred to Faciliities 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


KANSAS

House Bill 2717


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: Sponsored by the Federal and State Affairs Committee

Senate Bill 206


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: Sponsored by the Federal and State Affairs Committee and referred to the Education 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 Judiciary 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: Referred to Education Committee

Take action:

  • Call 1-800-372-7181 to tell your legislator to oppose HB 106 and HB 141.
  • 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: Discrimination carve-out 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
 

House File 1183


Type of bill: Health care bill
What it does: ​Allows 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 requires Minnesota's commerce commissioner to try to get a exemption from those regulations for the rest of the plans in the state.
Status: Referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee

Take action:

  • Tell your state legislator to oppose anti-transgender legislation. 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
 

House Bill 745

 
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
 

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 Education Committee

Take action:

  • The Senate Education Committee is about to make a decision about SB 98. If you live in Missouri, click here to rush a message to the committee members now telling them to oppose this bill.
  • Tell your state legislator to oppose all of these bills. Find your legislator here.
  • Volunteer with PROMO or check out their resources for more information about these bills and other anti-LGBT bills in Missouri.

MONTANA

House Bill 609

Type of bill: Restroom, school, and preemption bill
What it does: Requires 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: Tabled in the Judiciary Committee.


 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: Referred to Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

Take action:

  • Click here to contact your state legislator to tell them to oppose this bill.

​​ OKLAHOMA

Senate Joint Resolution 36

Type of bill: School bill
What it does: Claims that the federal guidance on respecting transgender students is void in Oklahoma, and includes hateful and inaccurate language about transgender youth.
Status: Referred to Rules Committee

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


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.


TENNESSEE

House Bill 33

Type of bill: ​Carve-out
What it does: ​Requires the terms "mother," "father," "wife," and "husband" to be defined according to "biological distinctions between men and women" when used in laws, which may affect transgender people's rights as parents or spouses
Status: ​Referred to Civil Justice Committee

 

House Bill 888

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: ​Requires trans K-12 and college students to use restrooms school or college according to their original birth certificates
Status: This bill has been reintroduced and will have a hearing on March 28 in the Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee.

 

Senate Bill 30

Type of bill: ​Carve-out
What it does: ​Requires the terms "mother," "father," "wife," and "husband" to be defined according to "biological distinctions between men and women" when used in laws, which may affect transgender people's rights as parents or spouses
Status: ​Referred to Civil Justice Committee

 

Senate Bill 771

Type of bill: Restroom and school bill
What it does: ​Requires trans K-12 and college students to use restrooms school or college according to their original birth certificates
Status: ​The Education Committee will consider this bill on March 22.


 TEXAS

House Bill 1362

Type of bill: Restroom, school, and preemption bill
What it does: ​Prohibits trans students from using school restrooms consistent with their gender identity, and prohibits local government from passing nondiscrimination ordinances related to restroom access
Status: ​Referred to State Affairs Committee

 

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: ​Passed out of committee and sent to a full Senate vote.

Take action:

  • Click here to send a message to your state senator to tell them to oppose these bills.
  • 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 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: Failed. This bill did not make it out of committee before the deadline.

 

House Bill 1178


Type of bill: Discrimination carve-out bill
What it does: Creates sweeping exemptions allowing people and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on their religious or moral beliefs
Status: ​Referred to Judiciary Committee

In addition to these bills, 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.

Take action:


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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