Public library says it will no longer allow transgender people to use restrooms based on their birth sex

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

— Public libraries will no long allow transgender women to use bathrooms based on the sex on their documents.

The Nashville Public Library Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit transgender people from using the men’s restrooms in the city’s public library system.

We want our patrons to be safe and comfortable,” said Rebecca Flanders, the Nashville Public library’s interim director.

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tennessee seeking to force the state to stop enforcing a law that bars transgender people in public restrooms. “

We are committed to the safety of our patrons and the safety and privacy of our employees, and that is what we believe is most important,” Schlossers statement said.

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tennessee seeking to force the state to stop enforcing a law that bars transgender people in public restrooms.

In June, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill making it illegal for local governments to enforce the state’s transgender rights law, which prohibits people from changing the gender on their identity documents.

The governor has not yet ruled on the lawsuit, which was filed in August.

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