Transgender Bathroom Ban Now Law

( – In a move with which all reasonable Americans would agree, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill into law that bans transgender people from using bathrooms that match their gender identities in-state public schools.

The Securing Areas for Females Effectively and Responsibly Act, or “SAFER” bill, mandates that all public education institutions have single-sex restrooms, changing areas, and dormitories.

The legislation defines one’s sex as “‘solely determined by a birth’ without regard to the fluidity of how someone acts or feels.’” This means people must use spaces that align with their birth-assigned sex, regardless of their appearance or any gender-affirming procedures.

According to a source, those who break this rule could face lawsuits, though schools, colleges, and universities are protected from liability.

In a statement to X, Governor Reeves said the bill aims to “protect women’s spaces.”

“It’s mind blowing that this is what Joe Biden’s America has come to. Having to pass common sense policies that protect women’s spaces was unimaginable just a few years ago. But here we are… we have to pass a law to protect women in bathrooms, sororities, locker rooms, dressing rooms, shower rooms, and more,” he wrote.

“There’s no doubt that the left will continue to come up with more kooky ideas that harm biological women. And there’s no doubt that Mississippi will continue to push back on them,” Reeves added.

The bill was pushed through earlier this month as part of a last-minute effort by Mississippi Republicans on the final day of the session. Following stalled negotiations on an earlier proposal, state Republicans said they were urged by constituents to revive the bill.

Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Dean Kirby said earlier this month, “This probably, to a lot of our constituents and to a lot of people in this chamber, is probably the most important bill that we brought up.”

Last year, Reeves signed a law banning medical professionals from providing gender-affirming care to transgender minors. During the signing ceremony in February, Reeves claimed there is a “dangerous movement spreading across America.”

The SAFER Act is the latest in a series of bills introduced by conservative lawmakers targeting LGBTQ policies. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) estimates 515 bills have been introduced across the country this year.

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