Ongoing transgender-hating in the US.
In North Dakota, extremist Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation barring transgender people from using restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities that align with their gender identity.
House Bill 1473 requires state correctional facilities and public colleges to designate multi-occupancy restrooms and shower rooms “exclusively for males or exclusively for females.”
As consolation to members of the LGBTQIA community, administrators, correctional officers or college dormitory staff may provide “reasonable accommodation” for transgender or gender nonconforming students or inmates.
North Dakota’s House and Senate are controlled by the conservative Republican party.
This is now the sixth measure Burgum signed into law to target LGBTQIA people’s rights. Only last week, he criminalized providing gender-affirming health care to transgender minors a felony crime, which is punishable by up to a decade in prison.
Other states with policies that bar transgender students from using facilities consistent with their gender identity are Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa and Kentucky.