Pennsylvania House to Vote on Dangerous Bathroom Bill
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives could vote as early as Tuesday on a “bathroom bill.” HB 1510 would open women’s restrooms, locker rooms, showers and changing areas to everyone, regardless of their biological sex. The measure would also force Christian business owners to violate their conscience when it comes to hiring practices.
State Reps. Dan Frankel and Brian Sims have touted their bill as “anti-discrimination” legislation. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has called the bill “dangerous.”
“I was surprised that [Frankel and Sims] are trying to mislead the public with the language of their bill,” Metcalfe told PennLive, pointing out that the bill would offer protection to individuals who prefer to use a restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Council, said they’re working hard to defeat the bill.
“Well-funded special interests are hard at work at the Capitol in Harrisburg,” he said, “trying to do an end-run to force the Bathroom Bill on Pennsylvania — despite what the people want. It is critical that every Pennsylvanian that cares about personal privacy and safety contact their lawmakers in Harrisburg — and say no to HB 1510.”