Pa. Lawmakers Mull Protections for LGBT Community

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a broad non-discrimination bill to provide special protections for homosexual and transgender people.

Supporters say Pennsylvania House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300 will help the LGBT community. But opponents say it will undermine religious rights and have a negative impact on children.

Among other things, the bill protects "gender identity or expression" for education programs.

Critics are comparing that part of the bill to California's new gender equality law. It allows boys who think they're girls to use girls' bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, and vice versa.

They believe Pennsylvania's proposed bills could have the same result, subjecting students to uncomfortable nude encounters with members of the opposite gender.

For more on the ramifications, CBN News spoke with Dr. Linda Mintle, a licensed family therapist who has counseled young people dealing with transgender issues. Click play to watch.

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