Anti-Transgender Bill Passes Committee in Arizona

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John Kavanagh Has Championed the Discriminatory Bill. Image via www.azleg.gov

We told you on Monday about the disgustingly discriminatory anti-transgender bathroom bill, SB1045, that was introduced into the Arizona House, and today, we’re shocked to find out that the bill has been moved forward by the Appropriations Committee to the House floor. In a 7-4 vote, the Bill will now be debated by the House. SB1045 renders local LGBT nondiscrimination laws unenforceable and protects businesses and other facility managers that choose to discriminate against transgender and gender nonconforming public restroom users.

Executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling writes: “The Arizona Appropriations Committee approved an incredibly discriminatory and hateful bill that specifically targets transgender people. Rejecting the thousands of people who’ve spoken out against SB1045 in Arizona and across the United States, Rep. Kavanagh and his six allies instead chose to defend discrimination and protect discriminators. SB1045 brings more shame to Arizona’s legislature for isolating and targeting another marginalized community. Transgender Arizonans and our allies stand stronger and more determined to put an end to Rep. Kavanagh’s anti-transgender campaign.”

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