Illinois state reps divided over trans issues
from Windy City Times
While Illinois has been embroiled in budget battles and who should control Chicago Public Schools, two bills were introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives aimed specifically at the transgender community. State Rep. Greg Harris introduced HB 6073, which would amend the Illinois Vital Records Act to be consistent with other Illinois and federal processes for changing one's sex marker on their Illinois birth certificates. The other, state Rep. Thomas Morrison has introduced HB 4474. This so-called bathroom bill would modify the Illinois School Code to prevent transgender students from using the bathrooms/locker rooms in their schools consistent with their gender identity.
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