HB2 in North Carolina has been a huge topic of controversy for what seems like years. Companies like Costar who sre bringing hundreds of jobs say that they chose VA over NC due to their ‘HB2’ law. Now VA has its own proposed version. I honestly don’t believe this is anything more than a state delegate trying to get more media exposure. But we will see in the coming months if this will get any traction. Check out the story from AP below.
Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall wants the Commonwealth in proposing a bathroom bill similar to a controversial law passed in North Carolina.
Del. Marshall filed House Bill 1612, titled the Physical Privacy Act, which states”no individual shall enter a restroom or other facility designed for use by members of the opposite sex.” The law would apply to government entities and hold them responsible if the law is broken.
The bill would include public schools and require the principal to notify a parent or guardian within 24 hours if a student “request to be recognized or treated as the opposite sex, to use a name or pronoun inconsistent with the child’s sex, or to use a restroom or other facility designated for the opposite sex.”
The bill also defines sex as what is shown on an individual’s birth certificate.
Equality Virginia decried the bill as “hateful and discriminatory,” saying it would hurt the transgender community and the economy.
“The General Assembly has real issues to tackle when it convenes next Wednesday and Equality Virginia calls on the leadership of both parties to declare this harmful and unnecessary bill dead on arrival,” wrote Executive Director James Parrish in a statement.