Tennessee lawmakers advance transgender & # 39; bathroom bill & # 39;


By Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee lawyer wants the state law of public law to apply to bathrooms and changing rooms – a feature that critics claim is designed to limit the facilities that transgender people can use.

The bill, which was approved by a subcommittee in Wednesday, is still in the early stages of the GOP dominant general meeting. Nevertheless, it has already taken into account civil rights activists worried about its possible similarity to the one North Carolina that was adopted before it was abolished due to national setbacks.

According to the proposal, Tennessee's indecent law of law will change from use to a "public place" to clarify that public places include public toilets, lockers and changing rooms designated for single sex, using multiple persons. In order to be found guilty, the person must be a member of the opposite sex of the designated area and deliberately expose their genitals or "reasonably" expect the action to be considered and offended the viewer.