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States Stand in Line to Enact Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills

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Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 09:21 AM

A raft of bills similar to North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill" restricting access to transgender users are under consideration around the country.

According to the Washington Examiner, at least 19 states considered anti-transgender legislation in 2016, but only North Carolina passed a measure.

The outlet listed states that will attempt to legislate bathroom restrictions in 2017:

Alabama, where the "Alabama Privacy Act" is set to be introduced in February limiting "bathroom, or changing facilities that are designed to be used by multiple persons" to be either for "persons of the same gender," or open to people "irrespective of their gender" with attendants present.

Kansas, where a bill may be introduced to require transgender students in public schools to use the bathroom facility that corresponds with their birth gender.

Kentucky, where legislation was filed in December 2016 to require public schools, state universities, state government and local governments to designate bathrooms they control "only be used by persons based on their biological sex."

Minnesota, where a bill's been filed to require "all school restrooms, locker rooms, shower rooms, and changing rooms for use by multiple students be designated for and used by male or female students only," defining sex as being that which is "assigned at birth."

Missouri, where two bills are pending, one of which would provide for alternative accommodations for students that assert their gender identity is not the same as their birth gender.

South Carolina, where a bill would designate bathroom use by "biological sex," and prohibit local governments from passing ordinances allowing people who are transgender to use those facilities.

Texas, where a new bill would require transgender people to use the bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities that correspond to their "biological sex."

Virginia, where a bill would require people to use the restroom facility that corresponds with their birth gender.

Washington, where legislation would allow public and private entities to block access to a bathroom "if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is segregated." It excepts anyone with disabilities being escorted by a parent, guardian or supervisor whose gender lines up with the facility's designation.

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A raft of bills similar to North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill" restricting access to transgender users are under consideration around the country. According to the Washington Examiner, at least 19 states considered anti-transgender legislation in 2016, but only...
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