Senate and House Bills would force schools and businesses to make a radical change of policy for restrooms and shower facilities.
Harrisburg, PA – The Defend My Privacy Coalition will rally with concerned Pennsylvania citizens from across the state on Monday, June 27 at 12:30pm in the State Capitol Rotunda to express concern over proposed legislation that would force changes to public locker rooms and shower facilities.
Senate Bills 1307, 1316, 974 and House Bill 1510 – the Bathroom Bills – would force businesses, schools and ministries to permit men to use women’s restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.
“I’m a mom of three young girls,” said Carla D’Addesi, spokeswoman for the Defend My Privacy Coalition. “I want to make sure that my children’s expectation of privacy and their safety is not being infringed upon.”
Defend My Privacy Coalition’s immediate concern is legislation backed by Governor Wolf that is now being actively considered in the State Senate (SB1307,1316,974) and the State House (HB1510).
Some states, such as Washington, have sadly passed similar legislation that has resulted in forcing changes to bathroom and shower usage upon schools, small businesses and churches.
“Washington State has made it possible for anyone to access any gender-specific area by declaring themselves to be qualified irrespective of their anatomical realities,” says Joseph Backholm, Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington and a speaker at Monday’s Defend My Privacy rally.
Current Pennsylvania law requires all elementary, secondary and special education schools to have separate restrooms for boys and girls. But all that changes if SB1307 or HB1510 become law, making all public facilities accessible to anyone regardless of biological sex.
It would also apply to religious entities that are open to the public, like Sunday morning church services, bathrooms in religious schools, Christian camps, daycare centers and women’s shelters.
At the June 27th Defend My Privacy Rally, featured speakers will include a policy leader from Washington State, a sexual abuse victim, high school students, legal experts and ministry leaders.
- Attend the Rally – Click here for details.
- Tell your State Senator – Oppose SB1307 & SB1316.
- Tell your State Representative – Oppose HB1510.
Defend My Privacy Coalition is comprised of thousands of concerned Pennsylvania citizens working together to stop Governor Wolf’s Bathroom Bills.