Massachusetts lawmakers are considering legislation that would close a loophole in the state’s anti-discrimination law which forces schools to let transgender students use the restrooms of their choice – regardless of their anatomy.

According to a bill introduced by State Rep. Colleen Garry, access to bathrooms and athletic facilities would be controlled by an individual’s anatomical sex – regardless of their gender identity.

The bill reads: “The meaning of ‘gender identity’ shall be distinct from that of ‘sex’ and ‘sexual orientation.’ Access to lawfully sex-segregated facilities, accommodations, resorts and amusements, as well as educational, athletic, and therapeutic activities and programs, shall be controlled by an individual’s anatomical sex of male or female, regardless of that individual’s gender identity.”

“This is a hot button issue in Massachusetts,” said Garry, who describes herself as a socially conservative, pro-gun Democrat.

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