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. We need trans people of all ages, as well as family, friends, and especially parents to take action!

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Here’s what you can do regardless of what state you are in:

 

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  • a trans person who suffered negative consequences because you weren’t allowed to use the restroom at school, and are willing to tell your story in the media
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HAWAII

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ILLINOIS

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INDIANA

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KENTUCKY

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MASSACHUSETTS

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MICHIGAN

What it does: Urges the State Board of Education to reject their proposed guidance on making LGBTQ students safe and supported.
Status: Referred to the House Education Committee.
 
What it does: Requires schools to segregate restrooms according to chromosomes and anatomy at birth.
Status: Referred to Committee on Government Operations.
 
How you can help:
  • Tell your legislator to oppose the anti-trans bills. You can use this form by Equality Michigan.

MISSISSIPPI

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What this bill 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: Signed into law.
 
How you can help:
  • Contact Governor Bryant to express your outrage about his decision to sign HB 1523 into law.
  • Take a look at Lambda Legal's HB 1523 FAQ to learn more about what this law does.

MISSOURI

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NEW YORK

What it does: Requires public schools and colleges to segregate erstrooms and other facilities according to sex marked on birth certificates.
Status: Referred to Governmental Operations.

NORTH CAROLINA

What it would do: Require schools and public buildings to segregate facilities according to sex marked on birth certificates. Prohibits local governments from passing ordinances on discrimination in public accommodations.
Status: The governor has signed the bill into law.
 
Find out more about what the North Carolina means for you or what you can do about to fight back at our North Carolina Action Center.

OKLAHOMA

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What it does: Calls for the U.S. House of Representatives to seek President Obama's impeachment because of the federal government's guidance protecting transgender students.
Status: Passed in the House. May be up for a vote in the Senate soon.

OREGON

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What it does: Requires schools in the Berkeley County School Districts to segregate restrooms according to sex marked on birth certificate.
Status: Introduced.
 
What it does: Tells schools to ignore the federal government's trans-inclusive Title IX guidance.
Status: Introduced.

SOUTH DAKOTA

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TENNESSEE

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VIRGINIA

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WASHINGTON

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The bills in Washington have been introduced, but an anti-trans ballot intiative has been filed. Find out more about how you can help here.

WISCONSIN

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HAWAII
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: Failed to move out of committee.
 
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: Failed to move out of committee.
 
ILLINOIS
What it doesRequires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth, and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
INDIANA
What it does: Makes it a class B misdemeanor (a crime) for anyone above age 10 to use a restroom that does not match their sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth, and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Makes it a class A misdemeanor (a crime) for an adult to use single-sex facilities that does not match their sex assigned at birth in public buildings.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
KANSAS
What it doesRequires K-12 and postsecondary students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and locker rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth. Any student who runs into a trans person in a restroom or locker room can sue the school for $2500 for each time they saw the trans person there.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before the legislature adjourned.
 
What it doesRequires K-12 and postsecondary students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and locker rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth. Any student who runs into a trans person in a restroom or locker room can sue the school for $2500 for each time they saw the trans person there.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before the legislature adjourned.
 
KENTUCKY
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth.
Statuts: Failed to move out of committee.
 
MASSACHUSETTS
What it does: Requires people to access single-sex facilities (like restrooms, changing rooms and living accommodations) and educational, athletic and therapeutic programs according to their “anatomical sex.”
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
MINNESOTA
What it does: Prohibits schools, employers and businesses from letting trans people use restrooms, changing rooms and other facilities according to their gender identity.
Status: Failed to move out of commitee.
 
What it does: Prohibits schools, employers and businesses from letting trans people use restrooms, changing rooms and other facilities according to their gender identity.
Status: Failed to move out of commitee.
 
MISSISSIPPI
What it does: Makes it a felony to use a restroom that doesn't match someone's sex assigned assigned at birth, punishable by up to $5000 in fines and 5 years in prison, unless they can provide medical evidence that they've been on hormones for over a year.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
MISSOURI
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth (unless they get permission by the school’s superintendent) and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before legislature adjourned.
 
What it does: Requires all public restrooms (except for single-stall restrooms) to be segregated by gender.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before legislature adjourned.
 
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth. Allows some trans students to use empty single-sex facilities when accompanied by a school administrator.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before legislature adjourned.
 
What it would do: Requires schools to make all multi-user facilities male-only or female-only, and requires students to use single-sex facilities according to their sex assigned at birth. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Failed to move out of committee before legislature adjourned.
 
OKLAHOMA
What it does: Gives businesses a blank check to discriminate against LGBT people for any reason.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires marriage applicants to state on their application whether they have had transition-related surgery and have it recorded on their marriage license.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires students to use restrooms and locker rooms according to their sex assigned at birth (based on "physical difference" or chromosomes).
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Creates sweeping exemptions for businesses and organizations to discriminate based on their religious beliefs about "sex, gender or sexual orientation."
Statuts: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Makes it illegal for people to use restrooms that don’t match their “biological gender.”
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires sex-specific student facilities to be segregated according to anatomy at birth, and withholds State Aid funds from schools that have sex-specific facilities and do not respond to a complaint by a parent or student according to the bill's requirements.
Statuts: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires schools to create special multi-user restrooms that exclude transgender people if at least one student or their parents express religious objections to transgender people.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Calls for the U.S. House of Representatives to seek President Obama's impeachment because of the federal government's guidance protecting transgender students.
Status: Failed to pass before the legislature adjourned.
 
OREGON
What it does: Prohibits the Oregon Medicaid program from covering the cost of transition-related puberty blockers, hormone treatment or surgeries for minors.
Statuts: Failed to move out of committee.
 
SOUTH CAROLINA
What it does: Requires students to participate in sports teams according to the sex marked on their birth certificate.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Denies transgender people in prisons access to medically necessary transition-related care.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
What it does: Requires people to use restrooms in schools and other buildings on public property according to their sex assigned at birth and prohibits local governments from adopting different policies.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Governor vetoed bill after it passed in the legislature. Read the Governor's statement about why he vetoed the bill here. Legislators in the House failed to override the veto.
 
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: Failed to move out of commitee in the Senate after passing in the House.
 
What it does: Overturns policy by the South Dakota High School Activities Association that required sports team to treat students according to their gender identity, and requires the Association to get the state legislature's consent before adopting any policies related to trans students.
Status: Failed to move forward in the Senate after being passed in the House.
 
What it does: Requires schools and other public bodies to accept all the information on people's birth certificates as valid, including the name and gender listed there.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
TENNESSEE
What it does: Requires students in public schools, including public colleges and universities, to use restrooms and locker rooms according to their sex assigned at birth.
Status: Sponsor withdrew bill.
 
What it does: Voids any vital record documents, like marriage licenses and birth certificates, if they have a gender marker that doesn’t match a person’s sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move before the legislature adjourned.
 
What it does: Voids any vital record documents, like marriage licenses and birth certificates, if they have a gender marker that doesn’t match a person’s sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move before the legislature adjourned.
 
What it does: Requires students in public schools, including public colleges and universities, to use restrooms and locker rooms according to their sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move before the legislature adjourned.
 
VIRGINIA
What it does: Says that violations of federal sex discrimination regulations, policies and rules adopted since 2012 are not violations of the Virginia Human Rights Act. This is a clever way of saying that the sex discrimination law in Virginia can’t be interpreted to cover LGBT people, like federal sex discrimination laws have been interpreted to do so by the Obama administration.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Excludes discrimination based on gender identity from sex discrimination protections under the Human Rights Act. Forbids local governments and school districts from adopting more protective sex discrimination policies.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Takes away trans’ people ability to change the gender on their birth certificates.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth and imposes a fine for violation. Requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth and imposes a fine for violation. Requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Bill defeated in committee.
 
WASHINGTON
What it does: Amends the state’s nondiscrimination law to away trans’ people ability to use single-sex facilities according to gender identity. Allows private and public entities to bar people from single-sex facilities based on their anatomy.
Status: Failed to meet deadline for introducing new bills.
 
What it does: Amends the state’s nondiscrimination law to say that it does not give people the right to use facilities that are inconsistent with their anatomy or DNA.
Status: Failed to move out of committee.
 
What it does: Repeals a regulation that allows trans people to access facilities according to their gender identity and forbids the Washington Human Rights Commission from making any more regulations about access to single-sex facilities.
Status: Failed to move forward.
 
What it does: Requires students to use restrooms according to sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move forward.
 
What it does: Repeals a regulation that allows trans people to access facilities according to their gender identity and forbids the Washington Human Rights Commission from making any more regulations about access to single-sex facilities.
Status: Defeated on the Senate floor.
 
What it does: Amends the state’s nondiscrimination law to away trans’ people ability to use single-sex facilities according to gender identity. Allows private and public entities to bar people from single-sex facilities based on their anatomy.
Status: Failed to move out of Senate Rules committee.
 
WISCONSIN
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth, and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms.
Status: Failed to move forward.
 
What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth.
Status: Failed to move forward.
 
WYOMING
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: Failed to meet deadline for introducing new bills.
 

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