Take Action!

In 2019 & 2020, we saw a record number of anti-trans bills introduced across the United States. Many of these bills targeted high school athletes. One - HB500 in Idaho - made it into law.

 

In early 2021, several bills have already been proposed to prevent transgender athletes from participating with their peers. Each time a bill is heard and voted on, lawmakers take into account the outreach from constituents and others who write in to express support or opposition for a bill. Writing and calling lawmakers does make a difference.

Below is an explanation of the bills that are trying to prevent transgender athletes from participating. For each state, we've provided a list of emails or links to contact lawmakers, as well as a script to use to make it easy. You can copy and paste or add your own thoughts. 

Current Winter 2021 bills ​

Alabama - HB1 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

HB 1 would make it a felony to treat trans young people and would force school employees and administrators to out trans and questioning youth in schools. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Indiana - SB224 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

SB 224 would make it a felony to treat trans young people. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Kentucky - SB106 - SPORTS BILL

SB 106 would require high schools and public colleges to require athletes to participate based on "biological sex." There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Maine - LR1367 - SPORTS BILL

LR 1367 Rep. Kinney Mary Anne of Knox Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine's Title IX Protections for Biological Women and Girls in Sports. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Maine - LR1672 - SPORTS BILL

LR 1672 Rep. O'Connor Beth of Berwick Title: An Act To Ban Biological Males from Participating in Women's Sport. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Mississippi - SB2171 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

Mississippi SB 2171 would prohibit medical providers from administering any medical or surgical treatment for the purpose of gender reassignment for anyone under the age of 21. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Missouri - HB33 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

Missouri HB 33 would prohibit medical providers from administering any medical or surgical treatment for the purpose of gender reassignment for anyone under the age of 18. Any licensed health professional who assists in prohibited actions will be subject to license revocation and any parent who obtains such treatment for a child shall be reported to the Department of Social Services
Children's Division for child abuse. This bill is the same as HB 1721 (2020). There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Montana - HB112 - SPORTS BILL

HB112 would ban trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity in Montana Public Schools. 

TAKE ACTION:

  • MONTANA RESIDENTS: Send a message to oppose this bill HERE

  • Call 406-444-4800 and request to leave a message with the House Judiciary Committee and your representative asking them to oppose HB112 and HB113.

  • EVERYONE: Sign up to phone bank HERE.

  • Share these slides on Instagram to spread the message.

Montana - HB113 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

HB113 would ban medical treatment for transgender youth.

TAKE ACTION:

  • MONTANA RESIDENTS: Send a message to oppose this bill HERE

  • Call 406-444-4800 and request to leave a message with the House Judiciary Committee and your representative asking them to oppose HB113 and HB112.

  • EVERYONE: Sign up to phone bank HERE​.

  • Share these slides​ on Instagram to spread the message.

 

New Hampshire - HB198 - SPORTS BILL

HB 198 revises the law against discrimination in public schools to state, "High school and postsecondary athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls based upon biological birth shall not be open to students of biological male birth gender." 

TAKE ACTION:

New Hampshire - HB68 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

HB 68 would make treating trans young people consistent with prevailing medical standards of care "CHILD ABUSE" under state law.  There are no action items on this bill at this time.

North Dakota - HB1298 - SPORTS BILL

North Dakota HB 1298 would ban all trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity and prohibit transgender athletes from other states from competing in North Dakota as well. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

South Carolina - H3518 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

South Carolina H 3518 would amend Title 44 of the 1976 code to allow medical practitioners, health care institutions, or health care payers to deny care, services, or medication to any person if the practitioner or entity objects on the basis of conscience, whether such conscience is informed by religious, moral, ethical, or philosophical beliefs or principles.

Tennessee - HB3 - SPORTS BILL

HB3 would bar all trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity. There are no action items on this bill at this time.

Texas - HB68 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

Texas HB 68 would make treating trans young people consistent with prevailing medical standards of care "CHILD ABUSE" under state law. 

Utah - HB92 - MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH

Utah HB 92 prohibits doctors and surgeons from treating trans young people consistent with prevailing medical standards of care.

FEDERAL

H.R.8932 - "Protect Women's Sports Act"

"To provide that for purposes of determining compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be determined on the basis of biological sex as determined at birth by a physician." Introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Dec. 10, 2020.  

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