Tennessee's governor Bill Lee just signed into law a bill that would define sex to exclude trans people and require it on all legal documents. It is the 4th state to pass such a law.
I'm in NC and very scared about how little people are speaking out when the exact same things are happening here and we have a Desantis-like candidate running for governor. I might have to flee. :/
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As with other such horrible laws passed elsewhere, the cruelty is the point. It sounds like this can and should be challenged in courts based on Bostock (2020), which as Erin noted, was a SCOTUS ruling that said that transgender discrimination is a form of sex discrimination
Governor Lee is a moron
The bad news is coming in waves today.
Now there’s a fucking surprise, NOT
Sorry, Mom. I won't be able to visit you in assisted living. Tennessee has banned my presence.
Hey Erin! This bill is supremely fucked up in a lot of ways, but from what I have been able to find in Tennessee's laws, it does NOT prevent anyone from changing their gender marker.
I expect to see this change, but at present the regulations state that a drivers license *application* must include the applicant's "sex"; the section governing gender marker changes is different and makes no such reference.
Have you seen specifics that say otherwise? Really hopeful you're mistaken, and wanting to make sure that people have the correctest information on this (because obviously if you can have the correct gender marker on your ID without committing a crime, that's... better than nothing?).