Speaking of Women's Rights: TAKE ACTION for Transgender Washingtonians!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

for Transgender Washingtonians!

By David Ward

In 2006, Legal Voice and our allies won passage of the Anderson-Murray anti-discrimination law, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in Washington. Now the protections that this law provides to transgender people are under attack—and we need your help to fight back.

Bills have been introduced in Olympia that would eliminate protections that allow transgender people to use restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity. These protections have existed for ten years and are essential for transgender people to live and work safely in Washington.

These bills are part of a new wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation that is being pushed across the country. We can't allow them to pass in Washington.

That's why we've joined with our allies to form the Washington Safety & Access for Everyone (SAFE) Alliance to protect our anti-discrimination law from these attacks.

Please call or email your state legislators and ask them to preserve our state's anti-discrimination law by opposing HB 2589 and SB 6443.

Your voice is needed. Please take action today.

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