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OK governor signs bill protecting students’ privacy, safety

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp regarding Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s signing Wednesday of SB 615, a bill that preserves student privacy by requiring separate showers, locker rooms, and restrooms for boys and girls in Oklahoma schools:

“Schools have a duty to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of all students. No child should be forced into private spaces with someone of the opposite sex. Across the country—including in Oklahoma—school districts have adopted policies that open shower facilities, locker rooms, and even overnight accommodations to members of the opposite sex. By preserving sex-specific showers, locker rooms, and restrooms while also providing reasonable accommodations to students who are unwilling or unable to use facilities designated for their sex, this law ensures that school policies respect the privacy rights of all children. We commend Gov. Stitt and the Oklahoma Legislature for protecting the privacy, safety, and dignity of all students.”

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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