Advocates Continue Fight Against 'Bathroom Bill'

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 17:58:52-04

Advocates for the LGBT community continued to speak out against the “Bathroom Bill” even after its discussion was rolled to next week.

On Wednesday afternoon, the controversial bill was rolled to Monday. However, that didn't keep LGBT advocates from having their voices heard.

Officials from human rights groups spoke at the Capitol about the bill’s attempt at segregating Tennesseans.

I think you can just look to history this is not new just look at the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s. The opponents of the civil rights act, what did they do? They tried to attack these laws at the local level at the state level,” said Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign. “They even used similar language, and by the way, they also used bathrooms. They’ve just changed the class of people that they're hating.

Representatives from various groups including the "Tennessee Equality Project" delivered letters from 60 major business leaders to lawmakers Wednesday encouraging them to stop the bill.