Ariz. bill would tie restroom use to birth certificates

Pending legislation in Arizona would restrict the use of gender-designated restrooms to persons with a corresponding gender on their birth certificates, an idea critics say could turn transgender people into criminals. State Sen. Nancy Barto, a Republican, said the law would require those held by police to produce birth certificates to back up claims they're using the correct restroom. "Otherwise," said state Rep. John Kavanagh, also a Republican, "you're going to go to jail, which is where you belong."

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