A wave of anti-trans state bills is sweeping across the country

HAWAII

House Bill 2181

Inactive

House Bill 2532

Inactive

ILLINOIS

House Bill 4474

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: Referred to Rules Committee.

How you can help defeat the bills in Illinois:

INDIANA

House Bill 1079

Inactive

Senate Bill 35

Inactive

KENTUCKY

House Bill 364

What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth.

Statuts: Referred to House Education Committee.

MASSACHUSETTS

House Bill 1320

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: Referred to Joint Committee on the Judiciary.

How you can help defeat the bill in Massachusetts:

MISSISSIPPI

House Bill 1258

Inactive

MISSOURI

House Bill 1624

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: Introduced but not yet assigned to committee.

House Bill 1847

What it does: Requires all public restrooms (except for single-stall restrooms) to be segregated by gender.

Status: Introduced but not yet assigned to committee.

House Bill 2303

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: Introduced but not yet assigned to committee.

Senate Bill 720

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: Referred to the Senate Education Committee.

How you can help defeat the bills in Missouri:

OKLAHOMA

House Bill 1597

Inactive

House Bill 2215

Inactive

House Bill 3049

Inactive

Senate Bill 440

Inactive

Senate Bill 1014

Inactive

Senate Bill 1323

Inactive

OREGON

House Bill 4061

Inactive

SOUTH CAROLINA

House Bill 4761

What it does: Requires students to participate in sports teams according to the sex marked on their birth certificate.

Status: Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

Senate Bill 0108

What it does: Denies transgender people in prisons access to medically necessary transition-related care.

Status: Introduced but has not moved since last year.

How you can help defeat the South Carolina bill:

SOUTH DAKOTA

House Bill 1008

Inactive (governor vetoed bill after it passed in the legislature)

House Bill 1107

Inactive

House Bill 1112

Inactive

House Bill 1209

Inactive

TENNESSEE

House Bill 2414

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: Referred to Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. The subcommittee will have a hearing about the bill on March 15 at 3pm.

House Bill 2600

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: Referred to Health Committee.

Senate Bill 2275

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: Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 2387

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: Referred to Senate Education Committee. The committee is planning to have a hearing about this bill on March 16.

How you can help defeat the Tennessee bills:

VIRGINIA

House Bill 77

Inactive

House Bill 397

Inactive

House Bill 431

Inactive

House Bill 663

Inactive

House Bill 781

Inactive

WASHINGTON

House Bill 2589

Inactive

House Bill 2782

Inactive

House Bill 2935

Inactive

House Bill 2941

Inactive

Senate Bill 6443

Inactive (defeated on the Senate floor)

Senate Bill 6548

Inactive

The bills in Washington have been introduced, but anti-trans ballot intiatives have been filed. Here’s how you can help:

  • Read the ballot initiatives filed by anti-trans groups in Washington (search for the word “Locker” to find all five). They’ll need at least 246,372 signatures by July 8 to get this initiative on the November ballot.
  • Check out the Washington SAFE Alliance’s action page more about how you can get involved to fight against the ballot initiative.

WISCONSIN

Assembly Bill 469

Inactive

Senate Bill 582

What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth.

Status: Referred to Senate Education Committee.

WYOMING

House Bill 98

Inactive

Inactive Bills

HAWAII

House Bill 2181

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.

House Bill 2532

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.

INDIANA

House Bill 1079

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.

Senate Bill 35

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.

MISSISSIPPI

House Bill 1258

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.

OKLAHOMA

House Bill 1597

What it does: Gives businesses a blank check to discriminate against LGBT people for any reason.

Status: Failed to move out of committee.

House Bill 2215

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.

House Bill 3049

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.

Senate Bill 440

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.

Senate Bill 1014

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.

Senate Bill 1323

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.

OREGON

House Bill 4061

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 DAKOTA

House Bill 1008

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.

House Bill 1107

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.

House Bill 1112

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.

House Bill 1209

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.

VIRGINIA

House Bill 77

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.

House Bill 397

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.

House Bill 431

What it does: Takes away trans’ people ability to change the gender on their birth certificates.

Status: Failed to move out of committee.

House Bill 663

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.

House Bill 781

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

House Bill 2589

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.

House Bill 2782

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.

House Bill 2935

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.

House Bill 2941

What it does: Requires students to use restrooms according to sex assigned at birth.

Status: Failed to move forward.

Senate Bill 6443

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.

Senate Bill 6548

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

Assembly Bill 469

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.

WYOMING

House Bill 98

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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