Kentucky Transgender Restroom Bill Withdrawn from Senate

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A proposed law that drew widespread criticism for targeting transgender students in Kentucky appears to be dead.

The Kentucky General Assembly adjourns without passing the Student Privacy Act. That’s the law that requires transgender students to use the restroom designated by their birth gender.

It passed a Senate committee last month. But according to the Lexington Herald-Leader, its author Senator C.B. Embry withdrew it from the Senate floor. He represents Hopkins County, Muhlenberg County, and Ohio County.

Senator Embry had tacked it on to unrelated legislation that gives high school students a role in choosing school superintendents. That bill did pass without the amendment.

The House had previously refused to hear the Student Privacy Act.

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