18 Facts About Bathroom bill


Bathroom bill is the common name for legislation or a statute that denies access to public toilets by gender or transgender identity.

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Bathroom bill was introduced in Alabama on February 7,2017, by state Senator Phil Williams.

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In Colorado, in February 2015, a Bathroom bill died in committee that proposed banning transgender people from using changing rooms of their gender identity.

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Bathroom bill was introduced in Florida in the spring of 2015 as H B 583 by Representative Frank Artiles.

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The Bathroom bill went through two House committees, but did not pass.

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The bill died after public protests over the legislation's provision allowing students to sue their school if they encountered a transgender person in a bathroom or locker room.

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In March 2019, a bill passed both houses of the New Mexico Legislature to explicitly allow gender-neutral bathrooms.

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The Bathroom bill was signed into law by the Governor within the same month and went into effect on July 1,2019.

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New York State Legislature, in July 2020, passed a bill to implement gender-neutral bathrooms within all single occupancy public toilets across the state.

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South Dakota's bill was, according to ADF's legal counsel, based on the ADF's model bathroom bill legislation.

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In 2017, the Bathroom bill was re-introduced, but died in the Senate Education Committee.

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Nevertheless, critics of the legislation were still concerned that the bill would be interpreted as condoning harassment of transgender individuals in bathrooms by others who find their presence objectionable.

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An analysis by NBC News determined that the Texas Bathroom bill was influenced by ADF's model legislation, which proposes $2,500 in damages per encounter with a transgender person in a shared restroom.

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Under this proposed Bathroom bill, building managers who repeatedly and knowingly allow transgender individuals to use the facility of their gender identity would face a fine of up to $10,000.

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On May 11,2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a Bathroom bill requiring all single-user public restrooms to be gender-neutral.

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The following month, the bill was revised to allow public schools to offer gender-neutral bathrooms.

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The Bathroom bill was passed by the House of Commons in 2011 but was defeated by the Senate.

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The Bathroom bill passed the legislative process in the House of Commons and the Senate, and became law upon receiving Royal Assent on June 19,2017, coming into force immediately.

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