South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said a bill that’s winding through the legislature to limit transgenders to public restrooms that correspond to their birth genders is not needed – that she hasn’t fielded any complaints that would require such legislative steps. “I don’t believe it’s necessary,” she said, during a press conference reported on by the State. “There’s not one instance that I’m aware of.”

Haley went on, the State reported: “When we look at our situation, we’re not hearing of anybody’s religious liberties that are being violated, and we’re again not hearing any citizens that are being violated in terms of freedoms. Like it or not, South Carolina is doing really well when it comes to respect and when it comes to kindness and when it comes to acceptance. For people to imply it’s not, I beg to differ.” Her comments seemed to imply she would not be signing the bill described by its sponsor, Sen. Lee Bright, as a “public safety” measure, and “totally different from a religious freedom bill,” the State reported. READ MORE