Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, the law was blocked after lawsuits were filed by Bob Bernstein and Kye Sayers, both business owners who say the law violates First Amendment rights.

Governor Lee signed the bill into law on May 17.

The law went into effect on July 1.

House Bill 1182 requires a public or private entity or business that operates a building or facility open to the general public to post a notice at the entrance of each public restroom of the entity’s or business’s policy of allowing a member of either biological sex to use any public restroom within the building or facility if the entity or business maintains such a policy.

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