Two Tennessee lawmakers, Rep. Susan Lynn and Sen. Mike Bell, are sponsoring a bill that would “require that a student use student restroom and locker room facilities that are assigned for use by persons of the same sex as the sex indicated on the student’s original birth certificate.” While opponents of HB 2414 are concerned the pending legislation would violate the 14thAmendment’s Equal Protection Clause and Title IX, supporters claim the bill would protect individual school districts from potential lawsuits, and would also protect students’ right to privacy. Lynn says, “…it’s not fair to young ladies and young men to violate their privacy. It’s just not fair just because someone suddenly declares that they are something that biologically they’re not.” As of March 9, the bill has been referred to the Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee for discussion on March 15.
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Tennessee lawmakers to consider transgender bathroom bill