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Bathroom bill delayed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker is stalling a transgender bathroom bill for a week or two amid recent federal actions.

Republican Rep. Mark Pody said his bill was delayed in committee Tuesday to allow time to re-evaluate the wording.

The U.S. Supreme Court opted Monday not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law applied in a school transgender bathroom case.

Last month, the Trump administration withdrew President Obama’s directive that schools let students use bathrooms of their self-identified gender, not birth.

Republican Senate Speaker Randy McNally has said the state bill isn’t needed after the Trump administration’s move.

Pody says recent actions make it a state issue.

Pody’s bill would require students in public schools and public colleges and universities to use restrooms and locker rooms of their sex on their birth certificates.

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