Tennessee Restroom sign sends a hate filled message

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If representative Tim Rudd has his way a target will be placed on the back of every transgender, and gender non-conforming Tennessean. If a business doesn’t explicitly prohibit transgender people from public accommodations this sign would have to be on every restroom, changing room, and shower room door.

Tennessee Bathroom Sign

 

HB1182 is scheduled for a hearing on 3/23/2021 with the House State Government Committee.

A public or private entity or business that operates a building or facility open to the general public and that, as a matter of formal or informal policy, allows a member of either biological sex to use any public restroom within the building or facility shall post notice of the policy at the entrance of each public restroom and at each entrance of the building accessible by the general public.

(b) Signage of the notice must be posted in a manner that is compliant with the
standard for signage for restrooms under the Americans with Disabilities Act, (42 U.S.C.
§ 12131 et seq.) and must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be at least eight inches (8”) wide and six inches (6”) tall;
(2) The top one-third (1/3) of the sign must have a background color of
red and state “NOTICE” in yellow text, centered in that portion of the sign;
(3) The bottom two-thirds (2/3) of the sign must contain in boldface, block
letters the following statement centered on that portion of the sign:
THIS FACILITY MAINTAINS A POLICY OF ALLOWING THE USE
OF RESTROOMS BY EITHER BIOLOGICAL SEX REGARDLESS OF THE DESIGNATION ON THE RESTROOM.

TN Bathroom Sign

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