Tennessee Anti-Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ Dies Without Senate Version

The “Bathroom Harassment Act” introduced by Tennessee state Rep. Richard Floyd (R) has died for this legislative session. The bill would have fined transgender individuals $50 for using the restroom that matches their gender identity. Because Sen. Bo Watson (R) withdrew his version of the bill and the bill filing deadline has now passed, Floyd’s bill cannot advance in both chambers. A ThinkProgress inquiry into whether Floyd would continue his pursuit of the bill or continue to advocate violence against transgender people was denied.