Yesterday, we reported on a nasty new bill in Arizona that would make it illegal for transgender citizens to use the “wrong” bathroom – i.e.: the one that didn’t match their sex on their birth certificate (we can only imagine the screening process this would require). Today, lawmakers are delaying a vote on the bill. LGBTQ Nation reports:
Arizona lawmakers delayed a scheduled debate over equal access rights after dozens of transgender people flooded the Arizona House of Representatives Wednesday to fight a proposed law that would have made it illegal for them to use the bathroom of their preferred gender. Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills, Ariz.) said he would delay his bill that seeks to make it a misdemeanor for anyone to use a public facility not associated with their birth gender. Kavanagh’s announcement came during the beginning of a House committee meeting filled with dozens of transgender advocates.
Sickening what these far-right republicans are doing to my home state. makes me glad to live somewhere else.