Colorado lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would ban “disgusted” bathroom stalls at public schools and public universities.
The legislation, which would go into effect in 2020, passed the state House and Senate on a voice vote with support from the majority.
“Colorado is a leader in reducing discrimination and bullying in our schools and communities,” Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino said in a statement.
“As the new year approaches, we will continue to take steps to make sure everyone feels welcome and safe in our classrooms, at home, and in our communities.”
In 2015, the Colorado legislature approved a law to allow transgender students to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
The measure was passed in June and was set to go into place the following year.
The bill was vetoed by Gov.
John Hickenlooper, who had vowed to veto the measure.
The governor has since called for the bill to be reconsidered, saying he was worried about how the new rules would affect students.
“This legislation does not allow for the protection of any student,” Hickenloes stance on the bill was read.
“The legislation is discriminatory and does not go far enough in protecting students who may be transgender or non-binary.”
The bill also includes protections for transgender students from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
“While we have always said that the legislation we passed was a first step, it was never intended to take the place of our commitment to ensure all Colorado students, regardless of their sexual orientation, are safe and respected in our school buildings, classrooms, and homes,” Ferrandinos office said in the statement.
Colorado’s Republican-controlled legislature has passed similar measures in the past.
“We want to thank our friends in the LGBT community and all who came together to fight this injustice,” state Senate President John Morse said in an earlier statement.
A spokesperson for the governor’s office said the governor would sign the bill into law.
“It is important to remember that our job as legislators is to protect and defend the rights of all Coloradoans, including transgender individuals,” said spokesperson Alex Pfeiffer.
“Our job as leaders is to ensure that we do not undermine our ability to make tough decisions for our state and our families.”