First in Virginia, Republican delegate Bob Marshall has just introduced his bill entitled HB 1612 to the House, which is a law equivalent to HB2 as it will oblige transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to their birth sex.
In addition, if approved, the law would require teachers to notify parents if their child wishes to define himself or herself in another gender or first name. Of course, this won't take into account if the child has came out and if this revelation can be dangerous for the child or not. About 25% of homeless youth are LGBTQ youth who have been kicked off by their parents.
For Kentucky, both a law preventing transgender people from using public toilets according to their gender could be passed, but also a religious freedom law allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBTQ people, introduced by Democrat Rick Nelson, who thinks LGBTQ people are a problem for Kentucky, to be voted on. Nevertheless, the good news is that the Republican governor is opposed to anti-LGBTQ laws.
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