Take Action Against Anti-Trans Legislation Now!

The 2018 legislative session is winding down, and we while we have seen another wave of anti-trans state bills introduced across the country, fortunately most of these bills are either inactive or have failed.

Since the beginning of 2018, 10 states have introduced 21 anti-trans bills, and 2 states are considering anti-trans ballot initiatives.

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LEGEND:

      Health care bills: Bills that restrict transgender people’s access to health care

   ID bills: Bills that limit transgender people’s ability to update their identity documents (like driver’s licenses and birth certificates)

     Discrimination carve-outs: Bills that allow discrimination against transgender people by creating special exceptions to existing laws

     Restroom bills: Bills that restrict transgender people’s access to restrooms and other single-sex facilities

     Preemption bills: Bills that override municipal and county-level anti-discrimination laws      

 Youth bills: Bills that restrict transgender students’ rights at school or in child welfare settings

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Read more about what the different bill statuses mean.


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 ALASKA

No anti-trans bills have been introduced in this state, but there was a ballot initiative in Anchorage attacking trans people. On April 3, 2018 voters in Anchorage rejected the discriminatory Proposition 1.


 INDIANA

Defeated Bills

Senate Bill 65

Type of bill: Youth
What it does: This bill prohibits teachers from talking about gender identity or sexual orientation without special permission from parents.
Status: SOGI langugage removed in final version of bill
 

 IOWA

Defeated Bills

House File 2164

Type of bill: Restroom 
What it does: Allows businesses and schools to bar transgender people from restrooms that match their gender and expands exemptions that allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
Status: Died in committee
 

Senate File 2296

Type of bill: Restroom 
What it does: Prohibits transgender students from accessing multiple occupancy restrooms that match their gender identity.
Status: Died in committee
 

 KENTUCKY

Defeated Bills

House Bill 326

Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: Forces transgender students to use restrooms on the basis of their sex assigned at birth, and allows people to sue schools if they encounter a transgender student in the restroom.
Status: Died in committee
 

 MASSACHUSETTS

No anti-trans bills have been introduced in this state, but there is a ballot initiative attacking trans people up for a vote in November 6, 2018. Click here to find out how you can get involved.


 MISSOURI 

Defeated Bills

House Bill 1755

Type of bill: Restroom 
What it does: Requires all public multi-user restrooms in the state to be "gender-divided," and prohibits local laws in conflict with this requirement.
Status: Died in committee
 

Senate Bill 690

 
Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: Requires transgender students to use restrooms in public schools according to their birth certificate.
Status: Died in committee
 

Defeated Bills

House Bill 1341

Type of bill: Health Care; Youth 
What it does: Makes it a form of child abuse to provide transition-related medical care, including puberty blockers and hormone therapy, to a minor.
Status: Committee ruled "inexpedient to legislate"

House Bill 1532

Type of bill: Health Care; Youth
What it does: Makes it illegal for physicians to provide transition-related surgical care to people under the age of 18.   
Status: House voted against bill

House Bill 1560

   
Type of bill: Health Care
What it does: Prohibits people on New Hampshire Medicaid from getting coverage for transition-related care, like hormone therapy and surgeries.
Status: House voted against bill

House Bill 1787

   

Type of bill: Discrimination Carve-Outs
What it does: Creates religious exemptions giving health care providers a broad license to discriminate against transgender people, and to refuse to provide medically necessary transition-related and reproductive care.
Status: Committee ruled "inexpedient to legislate"
 

​​ OKLAHOMA

Defeated Bills

Senate Bill 1223


Type of bill: Restroom
What it does: Bars transgender students from using public school restrooms that match their gender, and allows students to sue schools if they encounter a transgender person in the restroom.
Status: 
Died in committee

Senate Bill 1250

Type of bill: Health Care
What it does: Creates sweeping exemptions allowing discrimination against transgender and other LGBTQ people in health care, adoption, access to restrooms, and other areas.
Status: 
Died in committee


 PENNSYLVANIA 

House Bill 1933

Type of bill: Health Care
What it does: Prohibits Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance  Program (CHIP) from covering care related to gender-transition, including conseling, doctor's visits, and hormone therapy.
Status: Pending final house vote


​ SOUTH DAKOTA 

Defeated Bills

House Bill 1296

Type of bill: Restrooms; Youth
What it does: Attempts to target transgender students by requiring each school to adopt policies regarding transgender students' restroom use.
Status: Died in committee

Senate Bill 202

Type of bill: Restroom
What it does: Stigmatizes transgender people by requiring any place that doesn't have an explicit anti-trans bathroom policy to include a sign on the door of its multiuser restrooms saying that a transgender person might be in there.
Status: Died in committee

Senate Bill 160

Type of bill: Youth
What it does: Prohibits gender identity and gender expression education program for public school students in grades K-7.
Status: Died in committee


​ TENNESSEE

Defeated Bills

House Bill 0888


​Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: Requires transgender K-12 and college students to use restrooms in public schools according to their original birth certificate.
Status: 
Died in committee

House Bill 2620


​Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: Requires the state to provide legal defense for schools and school employees that adopt anti-trans restroom bans.
Status: Died in committee

Senate Bill 2480


​Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: Requires the state to provide legal defense for schools and school employees that adopt anti-trans restroom bans.
Status: 
Died in committee

House Bill 1488


Type of bill: Restroom; Youth
What it does: This bill would have required the state to defend schools in court if they are sued for excluding transgender students from restrooms matching their gender, and required the state to cover legal costs.
Status: Withdrawn
 

Defeated Bills

House Bill 1011


Type of bill: Restroom
What it does: Creates a carve-out in the state nondiscrimination law allowing schools, governments, businesses, and other entities to bar transgender people from restrooms matching their gender.
Status: 
Died in committee


 

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