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Topic: Bathroom Bills

Washington State ‘bathroom initiative,’ fails to make November ballot Seattle PI  •  July 7, 2016 The “bathroom initiative” will not be on Washington’s November ballot. Supporters of Initiative 1515 have canceled their Friday appointment to turn in signatures at the office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman, according to a late Thursday statement from spokesman Dave Ammons. The in
The dramatic rise in state efforts to limit LGBT rights Washington Post  •  July 1, 2016 While the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has become more visible and won more legal protections in recent years, state lawmakers have increased attempts to pass legislation that could restrict civil rights for LGBT people. Since 2013, legislatures have introduced 254 bills, 20 of
Kansas Senate GOP Passes Resolution to Sue, Condemn Obama Over Trans Guidance, Fails to Fund Schools The New Civil Rights Movement  •  June 2, 2016 Kansas Senate Republicans spent their final day of this year’s session by passing a resolution, 30-8, condemning President Obama for his administration’s guidance to schools to not discriminate against transgender students, while deciding to not act to increase funding to schools despit
Michigan Republicans Want Their Chance In The Anti-Trans Spotlight, Too Think Progress  •  May 27, 2016 Michigan’s Republican lawmakers seem to be feeling a bit left out of the anti-transgender backlash sweeping state legislatures and attorneys general’s offices. This week, it got its own bill limiting restroom use for transgender students and made its own attempt to push back on the Obama admini
The Latest: 11 states sue over federal transgender directive Associated Press  •  May 25, 2016 Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Georgia. The challenge follows a f
Oklahoma Bill Calls for Impeachment of President Barack Obama for Protecting Transgender Students The New Civil Rights Movement  •  May 19, 2016 Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday filed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for protecting transgender students. Last week the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education issued a letter to all public schools stating transgender students cannot be discriminated against. T
RESOURCE: A Comprehensive Guide To The Debunked “Bathroom Predator” Myth Media Matters for America  •  May 5, 2016 Our friends at Media Matters for America debunk the “bathroom predator” myth with a video and infographics. Conservatives have long peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit nondiscrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms by pretending to be transgender. The “b
US Justice Department: North Carolina’s HB2 violates Civil Rights Act Charlotte Observer  •  May 4, 2016 U.S. Justice Department officials repudiated North Carolina’s House Bill 2 on Wednesday, telling Gov. Pat McCrory that the law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX – a finding that could jeopardize billions in federal education funding. The department gave state officials until Monday
Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom ‘Predators’ Argument Is a Red Herring TIME  •  May 2, 2016 From North Carolina to South Dakota, supporters of controversial bills seeking to limit transgender people’s use of public restrooms have repeatedly made that argument. There is little hard evidence to back up this assertion, but LGBT advocates and other opponents of the bills have had to develop
Hanceville, AL eyeing transgender restroom ordinance Cullman Times  •  April 29, 2016 HANCEVILLE — The City Council here is considering passing a controversial ordinance approved in Oxford this week which would require individuals to use public restrooms based on their biological gender or face penalties. Read more here.