Unjust Tennessee Transphobic Bill Update

Since I posted about the transphobic ‘Bathroom Harassment Bills’ that two Tennessee legislators filed less than 24 hours after the session started January 10, there have been some new developments since I first posted the story.

SB 2292, the Senate version of the unjust bill that was sponsored by Bo Watson (R-Hixson) as a favor to Rep. Richard Floyd has been withdrawn with the senator’s communications director stating his reason for it was that “Sen. Watson concluded
that there are far more pressing issues facing the state of Tennessee at
this time.”

That is not deterring Rep Floyd (R-Chattanooga)  who is doubling down on the transbigotry, ramping up the transphobic rhetoric and continuing to push HB 2279. 

He said he’d resort to violence if a transwoman was in the restroom with his wife or daughters.

FLOYD: I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and
my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried
to go in there — I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on
clothes with them in there — I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry.

Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk. We
cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and
reacts. Now if somebody thinks he’s a woman and he’s a man and wants to
try on women’s clothes, let him take them into the men’s bathroom or
dressing room.

He also doubled down on the transphobic insanity by trying to claim his bill doesn’t ‘penalize anybody’, would ‘protect everybody’ and he doesn’t care what transpeople or trans advocacy groups think about it’

Vanillacentric cis privilege in action folks. .

Yeah Richard, that was the same excuse and jacked up thinking people who shared your ethnicity used over five decades ago to justify segregated bathrooms during the Jim Crow era.  

Stay tuned, this is going to continue to be interesting to watch.

God bless them, the TTPC will have their hands full as they always do every legislative session as they battle to make life better for Tennessee trans people. . 

It’s also a living example of what I consistently point out to liberal-progressive people.  

You cannot expect liberal-progressive social policies to come out of conservative politicians.  We need to be as zealous in sending our people to public office to represent our values and agenda as the conservafools have been in electing people like Rep. Richard Floyd to represent their bigoted values and devoid of logic agenda.

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