WV Republicans Renewing Push for Bathroom Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Republicans are doubling down on the transgender bathroom issue and other so-called religious freedom bills, despite the backlash in other states that passed similar laws.

The platform passed by delegates to the West Virginia GOP’s convention this summer affirmed support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and supported individuals using the locker room or bathroom corresponding to their genetic sex.

Two West Virginia lawmakers are pushing for the governor to call a special legislative session to pass a bill that would limit the bathrooms people could use based on their gender.

And while the Religious Freedom Restoration Act failed in the Senate last session, some West Virginia Republicans are hoping it makes another appearance.