TLDEF Condemns Indiana Bill Targeting Transgender Youth and Adults

I think seems that right wing troublemakers in Indiana are now turning their bigoted political eyes on trans people.

O-blog-dee-o-blog-da

Bill Would Punish Transgender People with Jail Time for Using Bathroom

Posted by Melanie Nathan, Dec 28, 2015.

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) denounces an Indiana bill singling out transgender students and adults for discrimination. Introduced by Republican state Sen. Jim Tomes, Senate Bill 35 would prohibit transgender students in public schools from using bathrooms and locker rooms that match who they are as boys and girls.  It would also criminalize transgender adults’ use of bathrooms by making it a Class A misdemeanor to use a prohibited restroom, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 7.41.00 AMHere is the statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman:

“We are outraged to see this harmful legislation introduced in Indiana, which continues to target the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for harsh treatment. This bill constitutes an intolerable assault on the…

View original post 180 more words

Advertisements

About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s