A proposed bill would prevent transgender Floridians from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify gets a second committee vote today.
That means if a man who identifies as a woman uses the ladies room, she could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Proponents say the single-sex bathroom bill is needed to protect citizens from sex crimes. Equality Florida is planning protests of the bill.
Transgender man Eli Mender created a change.org petition with 4,600 signatures.