UPDATE: HB 583 has cleared its first hurdle towards becoming law in Florida -- the Civil Justice Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives has voted to move forward on consideration of this bill. Contact your legislators! Click here to tell them to vote NO on moving forward with HB 583.
We hate to break the news, but our worst fears have been confirmed: the Florida legislature will move forward on HB 583, a bill criminalizing use of public facilities by transgender Floridians.
After a two-year battle, SAVE won transgender nondiscrimination protections in Miami-Dade County last December. This proposal would not only undo that measure, but it would also undo similar laws in cities and counties throughout Florida.
YOU can help stop this absurd attack on LGBT Floridians. How?
1. Send our advocates to Tallahassee!
We need to raise $5,800 to cover travel and housing for our team of trans advocates. Will you help us?
2. Contact your legislators! Tell them to vote NO on HB 583 by signing below:
Dear Representative _________________,
I, _____________________, strongly urge you to OPPOSE the discriminatory HB583 proposal currently under consideration in the Florida House of Representatives.
HB583 would criminalize access to public facilities for transgender Floridians. HB583 is a misguided, mean-spirited, and incendiary bill which targets transgender Floridians just for being who they are. It's not who we are as Floridians, and per the U.S. Constitution, it's not who we are as Americans.