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MoveOn.org is circulating a petition demanding that Tennessee state representative Richard Floyd should resign. Floyd, along with state senator Bo Watson, introduced a transphobic “bathroom bill” in Tennessee’s General Assembly recently. Shortly thereafter, Watson withdrew his version of the bill after pressure from state and national organizations and blogs, and after Rep. Floyd made a comment that he would "stomp a mudhole" in women who are transgender and who choose to use the same dressing room/restroom as his wife or daughter at the same time they're using it

Violent transphobic rhetoric is one thing but he appears to want to back up his words with state-sponsored action against people who are transgender in a state that’s already hostile to that community.

You know what to do.

UPDATE:

NEW goal - We need 3,000 signatures.

There are currently 2,623 signatures.

UPDATE AGAIN:

There are currently 2,911 signatures.

ANOTHER UPDATE (They reached the original goal, and set a higher one):

NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures.

There are currently 3,030 signatures.

Originally posted to indiemcemopants on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 01:56 PM PST.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women, Angry Gays, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Three Star Kossacks.

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