Legislation that would allow businesses in Arizona to forbid transgender customers from using certain public bathrooms was approved by a state House committee this week, despite the presence of about 200 people who oppose the bill. "My bill is not about depriving somebody of civil rights. My bill is about restoring civility in public baths, public showers, public dressing rooms," said the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. John Kavanagh. Opponents say there is no evidence that allowing trans individuals to use bathrooms designated for the gender with which they identify has caused serious problems anywhere.
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