Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What's This Tennessee? Doing The Right Thing?

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.

5 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

:-) Tennessee :-)

anne marie in philly said...

well shut mah mouth and call me white lightnin'!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I read a newspaper article just this morning which said that by 2028, North Carolina's "bathroom bill" will cost that state $3.7 billion in lost revenues. Perhaps that sobering reality has sunk into Tennessee? Let's hope so. Money talks and the LGBT community and our allies command a lot of cash.

Harry Hamid said...

Well, this is good news.

I rarely say, "Hey, why can't Texas be more like Tennessee?"

Mitchell is Moving said...

What a relief. Sorry Beave! (No I'm not!!!)