RINOs Kill “Bathroom Bill” Giving Victims Right To Sue Those Entering Spaces That Do Not Match Their Biological Gender

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

The progress of a “Bathroom Bill” giving victims in Tennessee the right to sue those entering spaces that do not match their biological gender was halted on Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

During discussion, Senator Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol-District 4) made a motion for the bill to be sent to summer study, effectively killing it for this legislative session as all nine members of the committee – seven Republicans and two Democrats – voted affirmatively.


Sponsored by Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma-District 16), Senate Bill 2781 (SB2781) seeks to expand current “Peeping Tom” state laws.

An amendment to the bill, added last week, would have made it illegal to “knowingly enter into and remain in a public restroom that does not correspond with the person’s biological sex” and Bowling stated that the bill would stop employees from having to enforce work policies that violate current statute.

With men entering female locker rooms around the country, including in Tennessee, Bowling’s bill would make such an occurrence a Class A misdemeanor, increasing the penalty to a Class E felony if the victim is under the age of thirteen.

According to concerned dad Robby Reed, a man entered the women’s locker room on Wednesday morning at Planet Fitness in Chattanooga. This is exactly the type of incident that Bowling’s bill aims to deter.

Speaking about the bill, Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield-District 23) stated that lawmakers needed to “tighten it up.”

According to legal counsel, the bill’s amendment as currently written would have someone committing a crime simply by using a single-person bathroom meant for the opposite sex. Bowling had previously addressed with Senator Paul Rose (R-Covington-District 32) that the intent of the bill was not to criminalize people using a bathroom not meant for them if it was the only one available at the time.

Lundberg, agreeing with Roberts, also said that he had heard from business owners who had “concerns” and that he thought it should go to summer study.

Almost two years ago, a lawsuit from a business owner was struck down by a Tennessee federal judge over the state’s requirement that businesses and other entities post signs by bathrooms if people of either gender were allowed to use those facilities.

Had the law been allowed to take effect, a sign that read “NOTICE” in yellow print with a red background would have been posted by these restrooms. Underneath that, the sign would have read, “THIS FACILITY MAINTAINS A POLICY OF ALLOWING THE USE OF RESTROOMS BY EITHER BIOLOGICAL SEX, REGARDLESS OF THE DESIGNATION ON THE RESTROOM.”


Bob Bernstein, owner of the restaurant Fido, on whose behalf the lawsuit was filed said at the time that the law violated the First Amendment.

Agreeing with the assessment of her colleagues, Bowling said, “If there needs to be clarification made on [the bill] I’m glad for it to go to summer study because I think this is a very timely bill.” 

Bowling stated that she had heard from many parents with children in school that students are increasingly being found in the wrong bathrooms.

“It’s getting out of hand,” Bowling said, “And we do need to do something.”

About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and reporter for The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at paula@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

10 thoughts on “RINOs Kill “Bathroom Bill” Giving Victims Right To Sue Those Entering Spaces That Do Not Match Their Biological Gender

  • March 29, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    Let’s start being honest.. Even yes the conservative news. “ The Republicans “ killed it not “ The Rinos “ it’s a party.

    Lundberg and Gardenhire killed more gun laws this year again just like last year.

    They are the face of the TNGOP lets stop this coddling of the state party.

    Start using the right language The Republican Party does everything!!!

    Thirteen years is long enough it’s not a minority it’s the state party wake up stop pandering..🫤 Now go re-elect them all in July!!

  • March 29, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    I some what have to agree as there are so many junk law suits already, Instead why not pass a law that enforces Jail time and Fines for using the Bathroom that is not your assigned sex at Birth?? Sad fact something so stupid even has to be considered. So to speak Society is already down the Toilet!

    • March 31, 2024 at 12:26 am

      The Devil has a strong hold on these men and women that make such ridiculous laws. Eternity will be very rough on these stupid people but until then we have to suffer too!

    • April 2, 2024 at 7:31 am

      Well my problem is that my dad recently disabled. The other day he went to a public bathroom but had some problems getting back into his wheelchair so he called my mom to come help him, which she did. Do you think she should get arrested for helping her husband? And what if it was the other way around & my mom was the disabled one & needed help?

  • March 29, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    It seems to me (IMHO) that there are only two reasons that a biological male would knowingly enter a locker or rest room that is clearly identified as for females only: 1. He is there for a clearly nefarious purpose, either observing the opposite sex or attacking in some way the females using the facility; or he is under the delusional belief that he is actually something that he is not. Again, it is my opinion, supported by reputable psychiatrists, that there is no such thing as “transgender”. That is a mental anomaly that clearly needs psychiatric help. Unfortunately, the medical and psychiatric community that panders to those who are convinced that they were put into the wrong physical mold at birth recognize that there’s a lot of money to be made by mutilating people seeking their “help”.

  • March 29, 2024 at 5:58 pm

    These supposed representatives, from both parties, vote according to the agendas of their main campaign contributors, the big corporations, that are in alliance with the W.E.F. the W.H.O. the W.T.O. The United Nations, etc..we the constituents, don’t really count, unless we wake up and realize that we need to stop these fascism, in it’s tracks once and for all.

  • March 29, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    TN “Republicans” proving once again that they are gutless, treasonous, satan worshipping pedophiles.

    The Republican party is dead after 2024 no matter what happens.

  • March 29, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    After I vote for President Trump in the 2024 presidential election I will NEVER vote Republicrat ever again . We NEED a third party .

  • March 29, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    If I see a man in a women’s bathroom, I will cause a huge scene and humiliate the freak by calling “IT OUT” every time!! This is complete BS and maybe all women should find their VOICE and just say NO!!!!!! Bring back public shaming to these mentally ill freaks and make it stop ourselves instead of relying on our obviously useless, compromised, failing Republican party. Ya’ll should be ashamed of yourselves but that would require a modicum of integrity, which apparently you do not possess. Just wait until some poor, unsuspecting little girl gets assaulted, which you know will happen, and then the Repubes will wring their hands and pretend to be concerned while she is traumatized for life. Disgusting. 😡 Isn’t everyone sick of living in the Twilight Zone 24/7/365 yet? I refuse to play along with anyone’s “mental illnesses” so they can feel “comfortable and included” while we suffer for it! You are a MAN, no matter what you chop off, no matter how much make up you apply, no matter what you wear, you are still a MAN, and have no business in our bathrooms!

  • March 29, 2024 at 10:45 pm

    You won’t protect my womenfolk from predators claiming to identify as women but you will arrest me when I make the sleazeball a woman.


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