Update: HF3396, the anti-transgender bill that was scheduled for a hearing tomorrow morning, has been removed from the agenda (at least as of 3:30pm Wednesday).
HF3396 will get a hearing in the Minnesota House Civil Law and Data Practices Committee on Thursday, March 31. The committee meeting starts at 8:15am in room 10 of the State Office Building.
HF3396 is a bill that targets Minnesota’s longstanding ban on discrimination based on gender identity, enacted in 1993. It would block gender-inclusive policies at school districts and local municipalities and force transgender people to use a restroom that does not correspond to their gender — putting many transgender people at risk for discrimination and violence, according to research at UCLA’s Williams Institute.
In reaction to the bill, the community has organized the Transgender Day of Visibility: Rally for Restroom Access. The event will include a demonstration against the bill during the hearing and a rally at 1:30pm. In addition, OutFront Minnesota has launched a petition against the bill.