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COLUMN: Why Arizona's Bathroom Bill Is Unconstitutional

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Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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March 29, 2013

Last night the Arizona House Appropriations Committee passed a new version of the notorious "Bathroom Bill." SB1045 makes it against state law for local governments to pass laws or regulations which ensure access to public access to "privacy areas" based on "gender identity or expression." It nullifies existing laws that do, and states that business owners can't be held accountable if they deny access to an individual if the individual's gender expression doesn't meet the business owner's approval. Almost as appalling was the designation of this bill as an emergency measure. The last time I checked, Governor Brewer never had to call out the National Guard to put down mobs of rampaging transsexuals in bathrooms.