An Ohio lawmaker plans to bring a version of the controversial North Carolina Bathroom Law to Ohio. Representative John Becker of Clermont County tells NBC4 he will file the bill this month.

He says his version of the bill would protect families from individuals he calls “predators” who take advantage of businesses’ bathroom policies that allow patrons to use restrooms that reflect their outward gender identity.  The North Carolina law has received much criticism.

It requires individuals to use the restroom that reflects their biological sex. Critics say this subjects transgender individuals to unnecessary ridicule and possible violence. READ MORE