The Senate is set to hold a hearing on a transgender bathroom replacement bill.
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Add as an interest to stay up to date on the latest news, video, and analysis from ABC News.Read MoreThe legislation is expected to be considered in the Senate next week.
It will be the second major legislation to be introduced in the House this year and the first since the Republican-controlled House passed a similar bill in March.
The bill has garnered the support of at least two major transgender rights organizations: The American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal.
The ACLU of New York and Lambada Legal have criticized the bill, which was passed last year by the Republican controlled House of Representatives.
They have said that it could put transgender Americans at greater risk and could put women in danger by allowing them to use bathrooms that are not gender-specific.
The American Civil Liberty Union and the National Center for Transgender Equality have also criticized the measure, saying that it would allow transgender people to use facilities of their choice.
Lambda Legal has called the legislation “a cruel and dangerous violation of the constitutional rights of millions of people who have been denied them for far too long.”