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Petitioning State Representative Tom Forese and 11 others

Arizona Legislative Bodies: Repeal/Strike Down The Transphobic (Bathroom Bill) SB1045!!!

1,408
Supporters

SB1045, passed through AZ House committee on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, is absolutely reprehensible and does nothing to advance our great state of Arizona. This bill targets ALL of Arizona's citizens, especially our trans-identified citizens. By allowing small business owners to deny your access to their public restroom facilities, they are given the power by law to dictate your gender identity based off of how they perceive it. The passing of SB1045 sponsors a culture of harassment and violence, which sociological and psychological statistics show, is already devastating transgender populations. Men and women, regardless of trans identity, that do not appear with masculine or feminine norms for their perceived sex, could, and will be discriminated against if this bill becomes law. 

Letter to
State Representative Tom Forese
Arizona State Senate
Arizona State House
and 9 others
State Representative Rick Gray
State Representative Paul Boyer
State Representative Adam Kwasman
State Representative Justin Olson
State Representative John Kavanagh
Governor Janice Brewer
State Representative Chad Campbell
State Representative Lela Alston
Arizona Governor
Stop The Advancement of The Transphobic 'Bathroom Bill', SB1045!!!

SB1045, advanced through AZ House committee on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. This is absolutely reprehensible and does nothing to advance our great state of Arizona. This bill targets ALL of Arizona's citizens, especially our trans-identified community. By allowing small business owners to deny access to their public restroom facilities, they are given the power by law to dictate a person's gender identity based off of how THEY perceive it. The passing of SB1045 sponsors a culture of harassment and violence, in which sociological and psychological statistics show, is already devastating transgender populations. Furthermore, men and women, regardless of trans identity, that do not appear to match masculine or feminine norms for their perceived sex, could, and will be discriminated against if this bill becomes law.

SB1045 does not protect the public, which is the sole responsibility of our AZ legislature. By a House committee majority vote, you have reaffirmed the same logic of the Jim Crow laws. You have introduced a new kind of "separate but equal" and the citizens of Arizona demand a stop to the advancement of this heinous measure by the AZ House and AZ Senate, for the betterment of us all!!!