Far-Left Group Suing Tennessee Again over Trans Bathroom Law

A far-left group is once again suing the state of Tennessee over its policy of children using bathrooms based on their assigned sex at birth.

“This lawsuit challenges a recently enacted Tennessee law, the “Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act,” Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-801, et seq. (the “School Facilities Law” or “Law”), which bans transgender public school students from accessing multioccupancy restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity,” says a lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “By singling out transgender students for disfavored treatment and explicitly writing discrimination against transgender people into State law, the School Facilities Law violates the most basic guarantees of equal protection under the U.S. Constitution and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.”

The defendants in the case are the Williamson County Board of Education, Director of Williamson County Schools Jason Golden, and Penny Schwinn, the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education.

Initially, HRC filed a lawsuit against the state when the bill was first enacted in 2021 on behalf of a different student. But that lawsuit was nullified when the student and family moved from Tennessee to another state.

“It is unfortunate that Tennessee lawmakers are using their authority to attack some of our nation’s most vulnerable—our children. These power-seeking politicians will not stop pandering to their base, even if it means controlling which restrooms an 8-year8old uses at school,” said Cynthia Cheng-Wun Weaver, HRC’s litigation director, in a Thursday press release. “We should all be inspired by [the plaintiff’s] strength and determination to fight for the right to be who she is. She, and all transgender and nonbinary children in Tennessee, deserve to be affirmed and encouraged to be who they are, in all aspects of their lives.”

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of an 8-year-old student, only referred to as D.H. in the lawsuit, whose parents say that student began to “transition” from male to female at age 6.

“Years ago, I chose to move to Tennessee because it was known as ‘The Volunteer State,’ whose citizens cared for their neighbors without hesitation – not a state that legalizes discrimination against helpless children,” said D.H.’s mother, called A.H. in the lawsuit. “Now, I am embarrassed to say that I live in a state that refuses to see anything beyond my child’s gender. She is a bright, friendly, funny, creative, enthusiastic, little girl and is always the first kid to cheer you on if you are struggling. By filing this lawsuit, I am showing my volunteer spirit – because I’m fighting to not only affirm my child’s existence, but also the thousands of transgender and nonbinary children who live in Tennessee.”

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “All-Gender Restroom” by Ted Eytan. CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

 

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8 Thoughts to “Far-Left Group Suing Tennessee Again over Trans Bathroom Law”

  1. lb

    My first thought is where is CFS on this Family? Seems like there needs to be a serious investigation ASAP
    “Transitioning” at SIX??
    That is insane

  2. Chris

    The plaintiff’s mother is referred to as “AH”.

    That is exactly the acronym which came to mind when I read her maudlin quote about TN.

  3. James White

    Im thinking, bathrooms should be private. How am I wrong.

  4. jamesb

    this is about the most stupid crap i have ever known. there are not but two sexes and you cant change it

    1. william delzell

      What happens when trans-people in Tennessee decide to arm themselves and to otherwise organize themselves into a militant civil rights movement? Remember Stonewell in 1969 when gays PHYSICALLY resisted police who attempted to raid their night-club by booby-trapping the joint to scare the daylights out of the raiding police officers? It could happen here. Oppressed people can take just so much before they lash out back at their tormenters. Remember the cornered lion.

      1. 83ragtop50

        You mean all 150 of them?

  5. william delzell

    Ya know? I got an idea: since Governor Lee, et al., feel so strongly about cis-gender bathrooms, we should require him and his male colleagues to show their birth certificates before we allow them inside the men’s and boys’ restrooms–to prove that they are not trans-men or trans-boys! After all, their presence might scare a CIS-gender (biological) boy who sees a trans-man with female body parts. Cis-gender boys might feel self-conscious, as a result of seeing a trans-person in the men’s room! We don’t want to scare and traumatize our little boys, do we? This way, Governor Lee and his male colleagues can set a personal example for cis-gender boys, now can’t they?

    1. 83ragtop50

      I would gladly do that to stop the nonsense that you support.

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