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A bathroom bill is the common name for either legislation or a statute that seeks to regulate access to public facilities – particularly restrooms – by transgender individuals.

A public toilet is a room or small building containing one or more toilets which is available for use by the general public, or by customers or employees of certain businesses.

Transgender people are people who have a gender identity, or gender expression, that differs from their assigned sex.

Bathroom Bills: A Closer Look by Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Bathroom bills can affect access for an individual based on a determination of their sex as defined in some specific way – such as their sex as assigned at birth or their sex as listed on their birth certificate.

A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child.

Donald Trump Calls For Dismissal Of LGBT Bathroom Bill ... by TODAY

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One bathroom bill, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act in North Carolina, has been approved as a law, although a preliminary injunction has been issued to prevent enforcement of its restroom-related provisions by the University of North Carolina.

The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, officially called An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations but commonly known as House Bill 2 or HB2, is an act passed in the U.S. state of North Carolina in March 2016.

A preliminary injunction, in equity, is an injunction entered by a court prior to a final determination of the merits of a legal case, in order to restrain a party from going ahead with a course of conduct or compelling a party to continue with a course of conduct until the case has been decided.

The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus public university system composed of all 16 of North Carolina's public universities, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students.

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