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Oklahoma law requires students to use bathrooms matching their biological sex

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law a measure that requires students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex as opposed to their gender identity.


Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 Wednesday, which requires “each public school and public charter school that serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grades in this state” to “require every multiple occupancy restroom or changing area designated” either “for the exclusive use of the male sex” or “for the exclusive use of the female sex.”

The bill defines “sex” as “the condition of being male or female based on genetics and physiology, as identified on the individual’s original birth certificate.”

The measure contains a provision requiring schools to “provide a reasonable accommodation to any individual who does not wish to comply” with the requirement that students use bathrooms and changing areas designated for their biological sex.


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