Legislation Filed to Protect Physical Privacy in Arkansas

On Wednesday Rep. Cindy Crawford (R – Fort Smith) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) filed H.B. 1882.

This good bill protects physical privacy and safety of Arkansans in showers, locker rooms, changing facilities, and restrooms on government property.

The bill is narrowly tailored.

H.B. 1882 does not affect private businesses like Walmart or Target. It only applies to facilities on government property — such as public schools, state parks, and government buildings.

H.B. 1882 requires a person using a public shower, locker room, restroom, or similar facility on government property to use the facility that corresponds to the person’s biological sex.

The bill also provides reasonable accommodations for transgender individuals.

Read The Bill Here.

Federal Government Investigating Assault Complaint Rising Out of GA School’s Bathroom Policy

In the past few years a number of public schools and private corporations have adopted policies letting men enter women’s locker rooms, shower facilities, changing areas, and restrooms.

The policies largely have been pushed by transgender activists and their allies.

We have written many times about how letting men enter women’s restrooms — and vice versa — violates privacy and puts women and children at risk. Now the federal government has opened an investigation into whether or not a kindergartner in Georgia was sexually assaulted because of one of these policies.

Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom write,

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has announced that it will investigate a complaint that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, along with a local family law attorney, filed against the City Schools of Decatur on behalf of a kindergartener who was sexually assaulted in her school bathroom. The complaint explains that the school’s new transgender restroom policy opened the door to the assault of a 5-year-old female student by a boy in the girls’ restroom at her elementary school.

The Federalist reports a boy who identifies as “gender fluid” allegedly assaulted the girl after he was allowed to enter the girls’ restroom at school due to a district-wide policy allowing students to use whatever bathroom they feel is “correct.”

The Obama Administration tried to coerce public schools into adopting policies letting boys enter girls’ locker rooms and restrooms at school, but the Trump Administration has issued new guidelines effectively saying bathroom policies are up to state and local officials.

All of this underscores the need for state legislation protecting the privacy and safety of women and girls.

“Bathroom Debate” Will Appear On State Ballot in Massachusetts

A conservative group in Massachusetts has collected enough certified signatures potentially to overturn a state law letting men in women’s restrooms and vice versa. The issue will appear on the ballot in Massachusetts this November.

This marks the first time voters at a statewide election will be asked to weigh in on whether or not men should be able to enter and use women’s showers, locker rooms, restrooms, and similar facilities.

Watch the video below to learn more.