Article courtesy of The Anniston Star, written by Zach Tyler.
OXFORD — The City Council on Tuesday made it illegal for anyone to use a public bathroom that doesn’t align with the gender they were born with.
The new law, approved unanimously by the council’s members, restricts a person’s use of public bathrooms and changing rooms to the facilities designated for use by those of the gender listed on his or her birth certificate. The law applies within both the city’s limits and police jurisdiction.
After members approved the new city ordinance, Council President Steven Waits read from a prepared statement.
Waits said he and the council sought the law “not out of concerns for the 0.3 percent of the population who identify as transgender,” but “to protect our women and children.”