BOOM: Florida just passed a new ‘bathroom bill’ to protect women and children

The Florida legislature just passed a new ‘bathroom bill’ that keeps transgender pretenders out of the public restrooms of women and children.

Via the New York Post:

The Florida legislature on Wednesday passed a “bathroom bill” that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that don’t align with their sex at birth.

The GOP-controlled Senate voted 26-12 to approve HB 1521 — and the House passed it a short time later in an 80-36 vote.

The measure now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to sign it into law.

Under the bill, known as the “Safety in Private Spaces Act,” people could be slapped with a second-degree misdemeanor if they use public restrooms or changing facilities that do not align with their sex assigned at birth.

The measure would apply to the use of bathrooms at facilities such as public schools and universities, state and local government buildings, prisons and jails, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

An earlier version also would have applied to health-care facilities and businesses such as eateries and gas stations, but those venues were removed from the final version.

Lawmakers included a provision that “females and males should be provided restrooms and changing facilities for their exclusive use, respective to their sex, in order to maintain public safety, decency, decorum and privacy.”

North Carolina tried this in 2016 but, as you all know, that didn’t go very well. I suspect Florida will have much greater success with their bill.

This is something every state should do and I hope more do it. While there are many transgender pretenders who are sincerely mentally confused, there are some who will take advantage of such an allowance to commit crimes against women and children and their protection and safety is paramount.

I hope DeSantis doesn’t waste any time in signing this bill.

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