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AZ governor vetoes bill to protect children's privacy, safety

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp, director of the ADF Center for Public Policy, regarding Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto Tuesday of the Arizona Accommodations for All Children Act, a bill that protects children at public schools from being forced to share shower facilities with the opposite sex:

“Now and always, schools have a duty to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of all students. Letting boys into girls’ showers is an invasion of privacy and a threat to student safety. States must stand firm against the spread of policies that defy common sense, violate bodily privacy, and impact the most vulnerable members of our society. Sadly, Gov. Katie Hobbs’ misguided veto of the Arizona Accommodations for All Children Act evidences a blatant disregard for the privacy and safety of Arizona children. Protecting students from inappropriate exposure to members of the opposite sex is not only legal; it’s an important duty of officials who watch over our children.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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Matt Sharp
Senior Counsel, Director of Center for Public Policy
Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Public Policy.