The fight over Arizona’s so-called “bathroom bill” has been flushed, at least for the time being.
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, announced Wednesday that he will drop the bill aimed at transgender people who use public restrooms, showers and locker rooms. Kavanagh, who sponsored the bill, said he would introduce it again next year.
His proposal drew national media attention and outraged gay-rights activists.
Senate Bill 1045 would have prohibited local governments from passing ordinances that could subject businesses to lawsuits or criminal penalties if they forbid a transgender person from using a restroom. Read more »