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Elliot Page targets Tennessee Gov & asks fans to flood office with demands to kill anti-trans bills

Elliot Page on the cover of Time Photo: Time magazine Elliot Page is rallying his fans to get Tennessee’s Republican governor to reject three anti-transgender bills that the state legislature passed.

“Call or email [Gov. Bill Lee] and tell him that trans people who live in Tennessee deserve equality and access to healthcare and public accommodations just like any other citizen,” Page tweeted. “Ask him to veto these bills.”

Tennessee has been one of the most active states this year when it comes to anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ legislation.

The bills Page was referring to include two bathroom bills and a ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender youth.

H.B. 1182 wouldn’t exactly ban businesses from allowing transgender people to use whatever bathroom they want, but it would make it more difficult by forcing them to post a sign that says, “This facility maintains a policy of allowing the use of restrooms by either biological sex, regardless of the designation on the restroom.”

State Rep. Jason Zachary (R) introduced H.B. 1233 , which would allow cisgender students to sue if they “encounter a person of the opposite sex in a multi-occupancy restroom” and require schools to let trans students use single-occupancy bathrooms, which […]

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