Cindy Sullivan, 45, St. Petersburg, a transgender woman, responds to Rep. Frank Artiles, R- Miami, sponsor of HB 583 during a House Civil Justice Subcommittee meeting, Wednesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Sullivan spoke against the bill that Requires that use of single-sex facilities be restricted to persons of sex for which facility is designated; prohibits knowingly & willfully entering single-sex public facility designated for or restricted to persons of other biological sex; provides exemptions; provides private cause of action against violators; provides for preemption. "I just want live an authentic life free from harassment. Harassment is out there in the community and this bad bill is government harassment," said Sullivan.
Cindy Sullivan, 45, St. Petersburg, a transgender woman, responds to Rep. Frank Artiles, R- Miami, sponsor of HB 583 during a House Civil Justice Subcommittee meeting, Wednesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Sullivan spoke against the bill that Requires that use of single-sex facilities be restricted to persons of sex for which facility is designated; prohibits knowingly & willfully entering single-sex public facility designated for or restricted to persons of other biological sex; provides exemptions; provides private cause of action against violators; provides for preemption. "I just want live an authentic life free from harassment. Harassment is out there in the community and this bad bill is government harassment," said Sullivan. SCOTT KEELER Tampa Bay Times
Cindy Sullivan, 45, St. Petersburg, a transgender woman, responds to Rep. Frank Artiles, R- Miami, sponsor of HB 583 during a House Civil Justice Subcommittee meeting, Wednesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Sullivan spoke against the bill that Requires that use of single-sex facilities be restricted to persons of sex for which facility is designated; prohibits knowingly & willfully entering single-sex public facility designated for or restricted to persons of other biological sex; provides exemptions; provides private cause of action against violators; provides for preemption. "I just want live an authentic life free from harassment. Harassment is out there in the community and this bad bill is government harassment," said Sullivan. SCOTT KEELER Tampa Bay Times

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