HB 1747- Riddle
Transgender Texans, like all Texans, need to use public restrooms without fear for their safety or security. This bill amends the definition of “disorderly conduct” to make it a crime for transgender Texans who have not been fortunate enough to correct their official gender markers to use public gender- segregated space appropriate to their gender identity or expression. Criminalizing basic bodily functions put Texans at risk.
HB 1748 – Riddle
Transgender Texans, like all Texans, need to use public restrooms and other gender-segregated spaces without fear for their safety or security. HB 1748 creates two new offenses: making it a state jail felony for most business owners if they repeatedly allow a person who has at least one “Y” chromosome to enter a space designated for women, or a person with no “Y” chromosome to enter a space designated for men; and making it a Class “A” misdemeanor for a person with at least one “Y” chromosome to enter a space designated for women or a person without a “Y” chromosome to enter a space designated for men. The overwhelming majority of Texans have never been genetically tested and have no proof whatsoever as to their chromosomal makeup. Access to gender-segregated space should be based on gender, and only gender… not on assumptions of genetics.
HB 2801- Peña
HB 2801 encourages the harassment and bullying of transgender youth in our schools. The bill forces school districts to assume student’s biological sex and restrict access to gender-segregated spaces based on that assumption. Transgender students without supportive parents are without recourse under HB 2801. Non-transgender students may receive up to $2000 for reporting transgender students to the school district. 85% of Texas’ transgender students currently experience harassment at school. HB 2801 places a bounty on those students, creating state-sponsored bullying.
HB 2802- Peña
Transgender Texans, like all Texans, need to use public restrooms without fears for their safety or security. HB 2802 amends the definition of “Class B misdemeanor” to make it a crime for transgender Texans who use the restroom or locker room that does not match their “biological sex”. The bill creates a civil liability for businesses that permit transgender Texans to use their restrooms of up to $2000.