Do Not Deny Transgender or Gender Fluid People Civil Rights Protections

Target: Chairman Steve King, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

Goal: Protect the rights of transgender Americans and reject the Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017.

Civil rights protections are under attack for people whose gender identity differs from their gender assignment at birth, with a new bill called the Civil Rights Uniformity Act. The bill, also known as H.B. 2796, excludes transgender or gender fluid people from all civil rights laws that protect against sex and gender discrimination unless “transgender status” is mentioned specifically.

Under this bill, the words “sex,” “gender,””man,” and “woman” must exclusively be interpreted to mean the sex a person was assigned at birth. It states that “No federal civil rights law shall be interpreted to treat gender identity or transgender status as a protected class, unless it expressly designates ‘gender identity’ or ‘transgender status’ as a protected class.” This is a blatant, undisguised attack on human liberties that would strip many people of protections that are already their lawful rights, and enable discrimination against and alienation of the transgender, gender fluid, and non-binary community. Sign below to demand that this bill be rejected.


Dear Chairman King,

The Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017 is unconstitutional and discriminatory, and must not be allowed to pass. The bill strips Americans of their human rights and civil liberties, and denies them protections which are already theirs by law.

The requirement that anti-discrimination laws regarding sex and gender apply only to a person’s “genetic” sex is simply a way of mincing words to suit prejudices. To allow this to continue violates all that our country stands for. I urge you stop H.B. 2796 in its tracks.


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Photo Credit: Franziska Neumeister

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  1. How about stop playing let’s pretend

  2. I don’t want some man who thinks he’s a woman who might actually be a man who maybe isn’t walking into a public bathroom behind me. just decide!

  3. funny… somebody named Caitlyn signed. (-:

  4. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    lgbtq+ is not a phase! lgbtq+ is an idenity and thats that. we all need nonbinary genders on all forms now!

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