Toilets of Terror/SC
South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright (R-Greenville) has introduced a bill that would require bathrooms on public property to be labeled and used "based on biological sex." Showing what may be signs of evolution among Republicans, Bright at least admitted that "I don't believe transgender people are pedophiles" but that the danger was "grown adult men would use this as protection to violate women in the restroom."
On the up side, Governor Nikki Haley stated that there had been no complaints that might suggest any need for such a bill, and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott wrote a letter to the Senate stating that the bill is "unnecessary and unenforceable", adding that even attempted enforcement would be costly.
- 2016-04-13 ABC News: Bathroom Access for Transgender People Debated Across South
- 2016-04-13 South Carolina introduces its own "bathroom bill"
- 2016-04-07 Washington Post: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state doesn't need transgender bathroom law
- 2016-04-12 wistv.com: Sheriff Leon Lott: Sen. Lee Bright's bathroom bill "unnecessary, unenforceable"