Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and More Sign Letter Condemning Bathroom Bill

Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and More Sign Letter Condemning Bathroom Bill

Over 140 celebrities team up to protect the rights of Texan transgender people.

Over 140 celebrities team up to protect the rights of Texan transgender people.

Text: Jake Viswanath

An array of today’s most influential artists and celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, are putting their name on a letter that speaks out against a forthcoming bathroom bill in Texas. The letter asks that Texas leaders vote against Texas Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 1362, which would forbid transgender people from using public restrooms that correlate with their gender identity.

Amy Schumer, Ariana Grande, Mark Ronson, Grimes, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Sia, Laverne Cox, Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Moore, and Sting are just some of the 140 people who have signed the letter. While the bill has not received a preliminary vote yet, activists and politicians alike are beginning to speak out against the bill in an effort to shut it down before it gets too far.

"Texas Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 1362 would criminalize and restrict the simple act of a transgender person using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity — a denial of basic human dignity,” the letter reads. "Bills like these are poison, a barrier between Texas and its future.”

The news of the letter comes after the revelation that Trump will not appeal a standing injunction which forbids transgender students from using their rightful bathrooms in schools. The Texas bill also follows a similar bill which passed in North Carolina, causing backlash from the athletic and creative communities, including multiple concert cancellations from major artists. The NFL has also threatened to not consider Texas for any future Super Bowl events should the bill pass. Read the entire letter below.

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