Anti-gay legislation moves through state, equality bills sit in committee

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tallahassee – Florida’s Legislature has been busy this year pushing through several anti-gay and discriminatory bills masked in the argument that they are to protect women and children.

The “Single-Sex Public Facilities” bill was introduced in the Florida House on Feb. 4 and would prohibit transgender individuals from using public facilities that align with their gender identities. While the bill does not use the word “transgender,” opponents of the bills say its sole purpose is targeting the transgender community.

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Anti-transgender bill introduced in Fla. House

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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TALLAHASSEE – A bill was introduced in the Fla. House Feb. 4 that would prohibit transgender individuals from using public facilities that align with their gender identities. The law, if passed would be liable for civil penalties.

Republican State Rep. Frank Artiles of Miami introduced the bill. Many supporters of the bill said it would allow for security, safety and privacy for all individuals using single-sex public facilities while also preventing anti-transgender sex crimes.

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