Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-majority legislature that would have limited students from using restrooms that align with their gender identity.
From AZ Central:
Senate Bill 1040 is “yet another discriminatory act against LGBTQ+ youth passed by the majority at the state Legislature,” Hobbs wrote in her veto letter, referencing words she’d used when vetoing a prior bill that restricted what pronouns were allowed in schools: “I will veto every bill that aims to attack and harm children.”
The bill, had it become law, would have limited access to public school bathrooms and locker rooms to members of the same biological sex.
It also allowed anyone who encountered a person of the opposite sex in a shared bathroom or changing room to sue the school if it gave transgender people permission to use that facility.
Arizona won't restrict bathrooms for transgender students after Hobbs vetoes bill https://t.co/b1gYcjtFRn
— azcentral (@azcentral) June 9, 2023