Virginia lawmaker says his bathroom bill won’t require genital checks for children

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A Virginia legislator faced intense criticism this week after he introduced two bills that would prohibit transgender students from using bathroom facilities that correspond with their gender identity

Mark Cole, a Republican in the Virginia House of Delegates, said in a statement Tuesday that his proposals are “common sense” ways to “protect the privacy of children and adults.”

The bills would require public facilities, including schools, to designate restrooms for use “by a specific gender to solely be used by individuals whose anatomical sex matches such gender designation.” Violating the law could result in a civil penalty of $50 Read more…

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