“Being able to hold our events in public spaces on the same terms as any other group is the basic fairness that we seek”
“They’re terrified- They don’t know what’s next, they don’t know how this will be used or whether they will be targeted in some way"
Gov. Bill Lee signed the so-called “drag ban,” into law on March 2, setting fines and even jail time set to take effect on April 1
VUMC is the only healthcare provider in the state offering clinical care programs for trans & gender-expansive children & adolescents
The clinic is the only healthcare provider in Tennessee offering clinical care programs for transgender & gender-expansive children
“It is unfortunate that Tennessee lawmakers are using their authority to attack some of our nation’s most vulnerable—our children"
The law also requires Tennessee colleges to determine a student-athlete’s gender using the student’s “original” birth certificate
“Telling transgender students that they can’t participate as who they really are amounts to excluding them from sports entirely"
LGBTQ lifestyles are “inappropriate” and offend a “significant portion” of students, parents and Tennessee residents with “Christian values”
A class B misdemeanor could apply to those who won’t post the signs within 30 days of being warned they’re breaking the law