Trans people in Washington State are staring down the barrel of a bill that will strip vital protections from them.
A bill that would eliminate Washington’s new rule allowing transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings consistent with their gender identity passed out of a Senate committee 4-3 Wednesday.
Our Republican menaces are using the same exhausted arguments as those in other states, pretending they care about the safety of women, while ignoring the fact that literally no transgender person has ever attacked a woman in a restroom. On the other hand, plenty of trans folks have been assaulted just trying to pee. They need laws that allow them to pee in peace.
So first thing: we need to shut this shit down. You can send this letter to Washington state legislators for a start.
If you can make it to the hearing in Olympia on Monday at 1:30, please do go. If you are in the Seattle area and need a ride, I can take up to three people. I would only need you to chip in for gas. Let me know by end of day today if you want to carpool with me.
If you live in Washington state, you can comment on the bill here.
And, also importantly: we need to vote these bigoted fuckers out. Here is the list of spons0rs: [Read more…]