Biological Sex: the Law of the Land in Mississippi Following New Bill

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Gov. Tate Reeves (R-Mississippi) recently announced that he has signed off on SB2753, also known as the SAFER Act. According to the text of the bill, people in Mississippi will need to use the restroom or sex-segregated portions of buildings that correspond to their sex at birth. Those who refuse to comply with the law will now be facing misdemeanor trespassing.

Making clear a subject that the left has frequently tried to muddle up, the law now gives public-access buildings and college campuses a choice between two simple options. Public buildings can offer either clearly marked restrooms for both men and women or only have a single-person restroom. No all-inclusive restrooms are allowed in public buildings.

Even going so far as to define what a woman is, Mississippi lawmakers have done what dozens of so-called college-educated “experts” and other pro-trans activists have failed at. Defining a woman should have never been a difficult feat, nor should it have been hard to keep men out of the women’s restroom.

Naturally, the lawmakers were also smart enough to carve in some exceptions. Parents can chaperone their kids of the opposite sex into the restroom on an as-needed basis, and disabled or high-risk individuals are also able to legally receive help from a member of the opposite sex to the restroom.

Admitting he expects more challenges from liberals to the law, Reeves claims he and other conservative lawmakers stand ready to keep women safe in Mississippi. Already banning biological men from competing in women’s leagues, as well as keeping “gender-affirming” care from minors, they are willing to make the right calls.