Mayor Rogero Releases Statement on Transgender Restroom Legislation

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Eric Vreeland
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Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor Rogero Releases Statement on Transgender Restroom Legislation

Posted: 04/08/2016
Below, please see a statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero regarding a bill under consideration by the state Legislature that would require transgender students to use restrooms matching their sex at birth:

“This bill would feed an atmosphere of intolerance that would negatively affect the lives of local families and students, and also could have damaging consequences for tourism and economic development. We have seen that our cities thrive on diversity and respect for all people. I hope our legislators do not move forward with this unnecessary and divisive bill.”