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January 5, 2016

State anti-transgender ‘bathroom bills’ threaten transgender people’s health, participation in public life

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Trans | No Comments
A policy brief released by The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress examines controversial state and local legislation that would prevent transgender people from using gendered public facilities, such as restrooms or locker rooms, that align with their gender identity. The brief debunks myths about safety concerns regarding the use of these spaces by people who are transgender, and describes the many negative outcomes that these discriminatory bills could cause. Lastly, it calls on states to pass laws that protect the rights of all Americans to access public accommodations regardless of gender identity. “A Texas bill would make 
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