TENNESSEE: Bathroom Bill Dies In State Senate

The Tennessean reports:

The bathroom bill, at least for this session, is dead in the Senate. Reintroduced by Sen. Mae Beavers [photo], the controversial bill, which would have required students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex listed on their birth certificate, failed to receive a proper motion from the members the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, effectively killing it.

Opponents of the bill from the American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT Chamber of Commerce filled the committee room and held up signs in silent opposition to the bill, claiming it discriminates against transgender students and other members of the LGBT community. When the bill was met with silence and dismissed by the committee, supporters let out happy gasps of surprise.

“It seems like we are making progress on teaching these legislators on what being transgender in Tennessee is like,” said Henry Seaton, the LGBT organizer for the ACLU of Tennessee said. “I was very shocked, but very proud that they did not hear it.”

According to GOP Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, the bill wasn’t needed anyway due to Trump’s “courageous action” in rescinding President Obama’s protections for transgender students.

RELATED: Last month Beavers and Sen. Mark Pody had to flee protesters their own press conference for their bill to defy SCOTUS on same-sex marriage.

ALSO RELATED: The Wikipedia page for Mae Beavers is a doozy:

Beavers is anti-abortion, a pro-Second Amendment activist, antiscience, a firm believer in nativism, a supporter of the abolition of state income taxation, and a proponent of tougher laws and measures against illegal immigrants. An ardent supporter of rape culture, Beavers has also supported legislation to dismantle the civil rights of the LGBT community. While running on a platform of lowered government spending, Beavers has repeatedly introduced fiscally irresponsible, unconstitutional legislation that does not pass. Beavers as well as current congressmen and former state legislators of women’s bodies. Beavers also strongly opposed the 2010 health care reform legislation proposals, sponsoring instead the Tennessee Health Freedom Act in order to protect “a citizen’s right to participate, or not participate, in any healthcare system.”

  • Rex

    Beaver’s response was short and to the point: “Damn it!”

  • clay

    Mae Beavers and Mark Pody
    If you used these as character names in a script, they would be considered excessively stereotypical.

    • Robincho

      Hey mister, suck your pody for a quody?

  • Treant

    May beavers eat her support hose.

  • MusicBear88

    “The Wikipedia page for Mae Beavers is a doozy…”
    Plus her name is BEAVERS. Apparently I’m 12 years old right now, but… REALLY!?

    • PickyPecker
    • Robincho

      Tennessee television sitcom — Leave It, It’s Beaver’s…

      • Todd20036

        Sounds like the name of a lesbian porn movie.

    • Gigi

      Apparently I’m the same age as that was my first thought as well.

    • Nah, me too. Though I also thought of the busy beaver game and people trying not to snicker too much when my CS professor in school gave a lecture on it. :p

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      That has to be the most factually honest, irrefutable, Wikipedia entry that I’ve ever seen. I’m impressed.

  • PickyPecker
    • TuuxKabin

      Hope beaver (in photo) is alright.

      • JCF

        I think maybe it’s a lithograph?

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    • Uncle Mark

      Looks like someone had more wood than they could handle. Been there.

  • GayOldLady

    She’s nucking futs and an embarrassment to sane people everywhere.

    • Gigi

      That’s just it though, insane people like her think you and I are the problem.

  • Ninja0980

    They have other anti- LGBT bills coming down the pipeline as well.
    Let’s hope they all meet the same fate.

  • GayOldLady

    I bombarded them both with “shame on you” emails. Of course that stopped neither of them because they’re shameless. The TN State Legislature is filled with these nut cases who waste taxpayer time and money offering solutions to things that aren’t problems because going after LGBT people and trying to force others to believe in jezeez is what they do.

    • prixator

      But isn’t that how they keep getting reelected?

  • Gigi

    Maybe is Mae’s beaver got a bit more action she wouldn’t be so worried about where kids go pee.

    • Robincho

      That there’s one beaver that’ll never see any wood…

    • clay

      Help her, help yourself, step up to the plate and save the children of the state.

    • djcoastermark

      I for one would be very scared for any male. Beavers typically chew the wood off at the base of the trunk.

    • Snarkaholic

      Didn’t she make a (lesbo) porn movie: Beaver Fever?

    • John

      First she has to figure out how to resurrect the dead…..

  • clay

    In the Philly exurbs, a lawsuit’s been announced in the press n which a HS (cis)boy is suing for violation of his privacy for being told he must change clothes with a trans-gender boy. Oddly, the school hasn’t been served and the boy’s parents’ legal team repeated referred to “the opposite sex.” Pet peeve: the sexes are not opposites, they’re simply other; they’re intentionally confusing sex and gender and polluting the jury pool, probably for larger political gain.

  • Tawreos

    Gotta love that Beavers took a look at the backlash that North Carolina faced and decided that she wanted in on that action. I thought most people tried to avoid train wrecks.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Beavers must gain sexual stimulation from wrecks like this. Like the Holly Hunter movie, Crash.

    • Robert Conner

      Maybe she should change her name to Possum.

    • Uncle Mark

      Odd that she would be pushing such a bill; she looks like someone who would be often asked to prove that she was using the correct bathroom.

    • prixator

      Persecution complex. Makes her feel closer to gawd.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Mae BEAVERS is really disappointed that she won’t be the one to stand outside restrooms and peer into womens’ panties to make sure the plumbing matches. All she and the rest of her buds have left now is porn. (oh yeah, and the buybull.)

  • The Professor

    Are you listening Texas?

  • Homo Erectus
  • Bluto

    May Mae Beaver’s beaver necrotize from the inside out. If it hasn’t already.

  • Robert Conner

    I look at the sagging face of this living fossil Beaver and am reminded of those song lyrics, “We are all but older children dear, who fret to find their bedtime near.”

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Or perhaps the (now) golden oldie:
      Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin’,
      Into the future…

      It was NOT a Golden Oldie when I first heard it…the song is right!

  • JT

    Mae Beavers. Snort.

    • TuuxKabin

      Her chastity belt is a beaver dam.

  • M Jackson

    Simply put, she is a complete waste of time for Tennessee. Way to go, Tennessee.

  • billbear1961
  • TuuxKabin

    May she and her supporters meet the same fate on the floor. /s, really! Ja ja.

  • Marti386

    Whenever TERF assh0les drone on about how “dangerous” trans women are to cis women, I always point them to turds like Mae Beavers.

    Cis women are FAR more dangerous.

  • greenmanTN

    Mae Beavers saw her shadow, which means a full term of more stupidity.

  • Jon Doh

    One bathroom bill down the toilet.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      It’ll be back, I’m sure. These people are relentless.

  • Nic Peterson

    One more example of why turkey necks should never be considered to be used if a patient needs a neck transplant. Hers didn’t go well. SAD

  • jefe5084
  • Craig Howell

    So the TN Senate does something right, while the CO Senate screws up. What a world!

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    It’s just the darnedest thing…The Boondocks, South Park, and Futurama have characters that reflect these real people. This crazy old bat, for instance, comes from The Boondocks and could be a stand-in for Beaver:


  • Beavers? Seriously? Oh, the irony it burns!

  • yes b’y

    I bet she is alot of fun at parties.

  • William

    What are the chances the Texas bathroom bill will die on the House floor?

  • Lars Littlefield

    I’m always amused that prudes like Mae Beavers often sport a name worthy of a porn star. The head of the Eagle Forum in Utah used to be a woman named Joy Beach. She had a hard time trying to get people not to snicker at her craziness. Such good news for a Thursday.

  • B&E

    We also have this little Beauty that Mae is trying to sneak in this session. TN SB0752, the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act”

  • David in Tucson

    How on earth does she get re-elected???

    • Piona O.

      I’ve heard some very smart people say, some people who are great and who I respect, that Tennessee has the highest rate of incest and inbreeding in the nation, and those smart people say that most of them vote Republican. Just saying what I’ve heard.

  • JCF


    Bad news in Colorado, good news here in Tennessee? I’m confused…