Louisiana Governor Signs Law: Transgender People Must Use Bathrooms Matching Birth Sex


Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry (R) signed a bill on Wednesday requiring transgender individuals to use restrooms and public facilities that match their biological sex, which will take effect on August 1.

HB608 is called “The Women’s Safety and Protection Act,” WBRZ reported, adding:

HB608, authored by Rep. Roger Wilder, R-Denham Springs, will segregate all bathrooms, changing and locker rooms, as well as sleeping quarters by sex in public schools, domestic violence shelters, and correctional facilities. This would prohibit transgender people from using facilities that align with their gender identity. … Landry said he was proud to sign the bill, which he said “protects women’s safety and reinforces the very identity of what it means to be a woman.” “Enough is enough,” Landry said. “Louisiana will not allow biological men to take advantage of opportunities for women.”

During its final passage, Wilder said, “We must defend the dignity, safety, and welfare of all women. I’m standing for the basic understanding that there are biological differences between females and males that create the need for separate privacy spaces for said females and males.”

“I would like to simply say that I believe that this is more about love being extended to over half of our population in this state which is female,” he added during his speech in April:

In May, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill to prohibit students from using bathrooms in public schools that did not align with their biological sex.

Amy Furr
Amy Furr
Pre-Viral Reporter. Amy covers human interest, politics, crime, health, faith, history, wildlife, and service journalism. Previously, she was a tutor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX and a freelance writer for Townhall Media.

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