Transgender Rights

In the past several years, attacks against the full lived and legal equality for our families have come from several fronts. One of the primary efforts that opponents of our full equality have developed is to attempt to deny transgender people the ability to fully participate in daily life by:

  • Prohibiting transgender people from using the restroom that matches their gender
  • Reducing or eliminating access to proper identity documents which correctly reflect their gender
  • Prohibiting transgender youth from full participation in school, based upon their gender
  • Preventing access to necessary health care.
  • Prohibiting local jurisdictions (cities, counties, parishes) from enacting ordinances that prohibit discrimination against transgender people.

On the other side of the political aisle, some state lawmakers are working to add their states to the list of states that prohibit such discrimination. Those bills, too, are tracked here. As of now, there are 19 states that prohibit discrimination against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Hundreds more localities have passed non-discrimination ordinances which protect transgender people inside their jurisdiction