The Kentucky Senate has easily passed legislation Friday requiring public school students to use the bathroom of their biological sex.
Debate on the bill has centered on whether transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms of their gender identity. Bowling Green Senator Mike Wilson said 'modesty' is a factor in these decisions.
"I don't want that situation, for my daughter to be in a place in a state of undress in front of the opposite sex, whether they identify with her sex or not," Wilson argued.
Opponents claimed passage of the bill amounted to unfair treatment of transgender students. Louisville Senator Morgan McGarvey cast a 'no' vote.
"If we impact the life, in a negative way, of just one student with this policy, isn't that one too many," asked McGarvey.
The Republican controlled Senate approved the bill with a vote of 27 to nine. It now heads to the Democratic-led House where it is expected to face an uphill fight.