Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders has signed a bill that will protect both the privacy and safety of girls in grade school.
This bill will keep biological male out of the bathrooms of biological females no matter how they ‘identify’.
Here’s more from Fox News:
Arkansas joined several states on Tuesday by enacting a bill into law prohibiting transgender people at public schools from using the restroom that uses their gender identity.
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed her name on the piece of legislation, which applies to multi-person restrooms and locker rooms at public schools and charter schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.
“The Governor has said she will sign laws that focus on protecting and educating our kids, not indoctrinating them and believes our schools are no place for the radical left’s woke agenda,” Alexa Henning, Sanders’ spokesperson, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Arkansas isn’t going to rewrite the rules of biology just to please a handful of far-left advocates.”
The law won’t go into effect until 90 days after the current legislative session ends on April 7 but will be in place before the 2023-24 school year begins.
The new law also requires schools to provide reasonable accommodations for transgender students, such as single-person restrooms, though opponents have claimed the measure doesn’t provide schools with funding to do so.
Superintendents, school administrators and teachers who violate the prohibition could be fined at least $1,000 from a state panel. Parents will also be able to file private lawsuits if the new law isn’t enforced.
“Each child in our schools has a right to privacy and to feel safe and to feel comfortable in the bathroom they need to go to,” Republican Rep. Mary Bentley, who sponsored the bill, told lawmakers earlier this year.
This is a much needed bill and kudos to Sarah Sanders for signing this bill to protect grade school girls from having to use the bathroom with biological males.
But you can be sure lawsuits will be filed by Democrats to stop this new law before the next school year begins. Hopefully they fail.