Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Emery bill uses "science" to protect school bathrooms from transgenders

For the second year in a row, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, is sponsoring a bill to require those who were born boys to use boys' bathrooms and for those who were born girls to use girls' restrooms.

SB 98 sticks to logic and does not stray into opinions, Emery said.

From the KMIZ Columbia report:

"I think people have acknowledged that maybe there is a concern about the safety of students and that needs to be addressed," he said.

Emery's bill aims to "accommodate the safety of all students" in the public school system, he said Tuesday.

The language of the bill states that "all school restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms accessible for use by multiple students shall be designated for and used by male or female students only. The act provides for the best available accommodations for students who assert that his or her gender is different from his or her biological sex."

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