NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Equality Project is calling on Governor Bill Haslam to veto the so-called bathroom bill making its way through the state legislature.

The bill would require transgender students to use only the school bathrooms that match the gender listed on their birth certificate.

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Equality Project urged people to sign a petition for Haslam to lobby against that bill and veto it if it lands on his desk.

News 2 spoke to the governor last Friday, who said one concern is if the state would lose federal funding.

“What we don’t know is exactly what would happen if we pass that bill, what would be the consequences to the state, so we’re trying to have those conversations in Washington as well as staying actively engaged in the bill,” Haslam explained.

The bathroom bill will be up in the House Education Administration Committee on Tuesday, and the Senate Education Committee will hear it Wednesday.