From the seriously-how-fucked-up-are-Kansas-lawmakers? dept.
Steve Williams reports:
Kansas senators have passed a bill that would essentially reward children for reporting trans kids who use certain restrooms and changing facilities.
The bills – Senate Bill 513 and House Bill 2737 – collectively known as the “Student Physical Privacy Act,” allege that a “natural” concern over student privacy exists. The act would dictate that students can only access changing facilities that accord with their sex.
Rat out your fellow students and earn money!
In a provision that has shocked LGBT rights advocates, the bill then states that students who make such a legal complaint stand to gain a high financial payoff:
Statutory damages in an amount of $2,500 for each instance in which the aggrieved student encountered a person of the opposite sex while accessing a public school or post secondary educational institution student restroom, locker room or shower room designated for use by the aggrieved student’s sex.
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