It looks like Tennessee is paying attention ... their Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill is dead, at least for this session.
The bill, reintroduced by Republican ... because, of course ... Senator Mae Beavers would have required students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex listed on their birth certificate, but it failed—like a certain Repeal and Replace Republican healthcare bill ... I’m still grinning over that one—to receive a proper motion from the members the Senate Education Committee.
And so it’s dead; like a Paul Ryan speakership.
There were opponents of the bill—the ACLU and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce—in the committee room and when the bill was met with silence, and subsequently dismissed by the committee, supporters shouted out with glee.
"It seems like we are making progress on teaching these legislators on what being transgender in Tennessee is like. I was very shocked, but very proud that they did not hear it."— Henry Seaton, LGBT organizer for ACLUTennessee
When reached by telephone, Beavers said although she had no involvement in the committee’s decision, the move was hardly surprising.
Um, then honey, while push the bill? Is it because you figured your constituents were as hate-filled and ignorant as you?
Hate won’t win, even with the Hater-In-Chief in office ... for now.
Score another win for the Resistance.