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Wednesday, April 15
On Wednesday, we will see yet another legislative hearing on a bill attacking LGBT Texans. This bill takes aim on a particularly vulnerable population — transgender teens.
HB 2801 by state Rep. Gilbert Peña, R-Pasadena, would subject any school district to a fine of $2,000 if it allows a transgender person to use a restroom, locker room or shower facility appropriate to his or her gender identity.
Here is a helpful story from The Advocate about how wrongheaded — and dangerous — this proposal is.
Call the members of the House State Affairs committee and tell them you oppose HB 2801. Tell them that:
- Restricting trans students to bathrooms based on “biological sex” puts such youth at risk for increased harassment and stigmatization. Trans students are already at greater risk for harassment and violence.
- This bill is based on the false fear that trans people, particularly trans women, threaten the safety of women and children. Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms.