by Mark Vanderhoff
FRANKFORT, Ky. —The state Senate passed a controversial bill requiring transgender students to use the bathroom of their biological sex.
The bill was introduced after a controversy at Atherton High School.
The school is allowing a transgender student to use the girls restroom, even though the student is biologically a boy.
Friday’s vote came after a heated debate.
In the debate leading up to the vote, supporters said the bill is about the privacy of students in the bathroom. But critics are saying this is about prejudice against transgender students.
“This bill is about student privacy,” said Sen. C.W. Embry
Embry, of Morgantown, said Senate bill 76 protects students.
If transgender students don’t want to use the bathroom of their biological sex the bill allows schools to designate separate bathrooms for them.