It’s not just a legal issue: It’s a political one.
Tennessee’s state law that sets up a “public accommodation” standard for transgender people has stirred controversy.
Here’s what you need to know.
1 of 16 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × Here’s the story so far on the Tennessee bill that will affect transgender people View Photos The Senate is debating the controversial Tennessee bill, which would make it a felony for businesses to refuse to serve transgender people on the basis of sex.
Caption The Senate has passed the bill.
Supporters say the bill will protect people like Jane Doe, who is a transgender woman, and that it will make it easier to identify people in restrooms and locker rooms who may be transgender.
It passed 52-48 in a voice vote.
Sen. Robert Shafer, R-Jackson, speaks during a Senate debate about Senate Bill 1221 on Capitol Hill on Feb. 1, 2021.
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