Arkansas enacts law requiring the use of school bathrooms by biological sex

The legislature approved the law earlier this month.

Published: March 22, 2023 6:31pm

Arkansas Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation this week requiring that individuals use school bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex.

The law imposes a minimum $1,000 fine on superintendents, principals, and teachers who violate it. The law encompasses "multiple occupancy restroom or changing areas," according to CNN.

"Arkansas isn’t going to rewrite the rules of biology just to please a handful of far-left advocates," a spokesperson for Sanders told the outlet. "The governor has said she will sign laws that focus on protecting and educating our kids, not indoctrinating them and believes our schools are no place for the radical left’s woke agenda."

The legislature approved the law earlier this month.

Sanders' signing of the bill is the latest in a string of conservative legislation that she has enacted into law since taking office this year.

On Tuesday, she signed a law permitting the creation of an anti-abortion monument at the state capital. She has also banned Chinese social media app TikTok from state devices, barred the instruction of Critical Race Theory in schools, and forbidden the use of the term "Latinx" on state documents.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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