Last week, a bill passed the House and is sitting in the Senate that would rescind a rule in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) that persons who identify as transgender may use facilities (such as bathrooms) that are consistent with their gender expression/identity rather than their birth gender. Currently, Washington is the only state that provides this right to transgender persons. The Bill SB 6443 seeks to rescind this rule and thus remove this right for transgender persons. More info can be found here:
If any WMHCA members feel strongly about this issue, they could email their legislative representatives and advocate for WAC 162-32-060 to not be rescinded. If members do contact their representatives, please voice your opinion as a public member (rather than represent yourself as a member of the WMHCA).