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house Bill H. Res. 561

Expressing support for support of transgender acceptance.

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      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedDecember 10th, 2015

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Official Title

Expressing support for support of transgender acceptance.

Summary

Recognizes the systematic and structural challenges facing the transgender community and the need for action to improve safety and opportunity for transgender people. Expresses support for such community and allies through the LGBT Equality Caucus and Transgender Equality Task Force.
    Half the trans community have attempted to kill themselves. 57 of us have been murdered in the past 15 months in the US. We need help and we need it now.
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    Trans rights are human rights. It's not a slippery slope and it's not complicated.
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    Transgender people are being continually assaulted with news of local bills being proposed by conservatives attempting to restrict their bathroom use, their ability to update documentation with their new name and gender marker, and more. It has gotten tiresome. Instead of laws restricting us, how about some laws protecting us from employment discrimination, housing discrimination and defending our ability to pee.
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    This is a slippery slope that do will do more danger for others.
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    Add to the Bill that Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. Is peeing in peace such a big ask?
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    Support of the trans community is support of human rights. It saves lives. It helps promote a healthier atmosphere for all. It is fundamentally necessary.
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    Let transgender people pee where they feel comfortable peeing. It's just a decent thing to do.
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    I have many comments to make, but here are just a few: Being transgender is NOT a CHOICE!!???!!!!!!! Be EDUCATED and learn about the role of varying hormone levels on fetal brain development during pregnancy-your genitals don't magically sprout at the same and everything always works out perfect. Also, this is not something "new". People in the past were just too stigmatized by society to speak the truth of their friends or family-but not anymore! Body and mind are 2 totally separate biological systems that work together in different ways-everyone should understand that.......
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