By Associated Press
CARSON CITY — Transgender activists and progressive groups say they’re appalled with a proposed Nevada law forcing students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
Republican Assemblywoman Vicki Dooling is sponsoring AB375, which was discussed Friday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
The bill would require students in public schools to use locker rooms and restrooms based on their sex at birth. Dooling said schools would need to provide separate facilities for transgender students and the bill would extend student privacy protections.
Transgender students and activists testified against the bill and said it would lead to more discrimination and bullying against transgender students who tend to face higher rates of suicide and discrimination.
The committee took no immediate action on the measure. The bill would need a committee vote on Friday to survive.