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Oklahoma legislature approves ban on trans school bathrooms


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring public and public charter school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate.

About a dozen conservative states have passed laws aimed at the transgender population, including bathroom use, athletes and banning gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth.

The Oklahoma bill passed the state Senate on a 38-7 vote, then cleared the House by a 69-14 margin.

"It's about safety, it's about protection, it's about common sense," said Republican Rep. Danny Willia...

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