Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has signed legislation that would require students to use the bathroom that aligns with their biological sex at birth.
Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 into law Wednesday.
BATHROOM BILL SIGNED: We have confirmed Governor Stitt signed SB 615. Oklahoma students will be required to use the restroom that matches their sex assigned at birth. Not the gender with which they identify.https://t.co/OZmXjCQBz5
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Under the legislation, school districts that don’t follow the law will lose 5% of their state funding. Parents can also file civil lawsuits against the district for a violation.
The law goes into effect at the start of the school year.
The Post Millennial added:
The bill, which is 180 degrees opposite from a few other bills being passed elsewhere in the country, will allow for reduced state funding for schools if they are found to be in violation of the new law.
Parents are also now able to civilly sue institutions for non-compliance with this law, in a similar fashion to Texas’s “heartbeat law” for abortions and Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill.
Supporters of the bill purport that it will help protect vulnerable students in the state’s schools from potential assaults by their fellow students, notably boys who self-identify as the opposite sex without appearing feminine at all.