Lawmakers delay bathroom bill until Monday

(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lawmakers have delayed discussion on the controversial bathroom bill until Monday.

Despite the delay, fallout from the bill continues.

Lawmakers argue that the state stands to lose as much as $1.2 billion in Title IX funding for students if the proposed bill becomes law.

The bill would require students in Tennessee to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth.

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The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp identified 12 groups who won’t hold their conventions in Nashville if the bill becomes law.

Wednesday members of the American Civil Liberties Union expressed their concerns.

“I have to believe that this legislation was born out of some misguided fear that is rooted in a lack of understanding that transgender young people are just that, people,”  Executive Director of the ACLU Hedy Weinberg said.

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