Oppose discriminatory LGBTQ+ student legislation, protect vulnerable groups
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Oppose discriminatory LGBTQ+ student legislation, protect vulnerable groups

To: Rep. Gutierrez, Rep. Mathis, Sen. Sundareshan, Gov. Hobbs

From: A constituent in Tucson, AZ

May 24

As a representative body, we have a responsibility to ensure the safety, dignity, and well-being of all our constituents, especially vulnerable groups like LGBTQ+ students. Bathroom bills that discriminate based on gender identity not only violate basic human rights but also put individuals at increased risk of harassment and assault. Numerous studies and experts from respected organizations like the American Psychological Association have unequivocally stated that these policies are harmful and unnecessary. Furthermore, bills aimed at suppressing LGBTQ+ students in schools, through tactics like forced outing, misgendering, or creating hostile environments, are equally concerning. Such measures inflict severe psychological harm on young people and foster an atmosphere of intolerance that is antithetical to the values of a free and just society. As lawmakers, we must be guided by facts, compassion, and a commitment to protecting the rights of all citizens, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. I urge you to oppose any legislation that discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community, particularly students who are at a vulnerable stage of life. Instead, let us work towards creating an inclusive society where every individual can live authentically and free from fear or persecution.

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