DES MOINES — Students won’t be allowed to use public school restrooms in Iowa that don’t align with their biological sex under a bill that Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is expected to sign into law after it got final legislative approval Thursday.

The bill received support only from Republicans, who argued it was needed to protect children who might feel uncomfortable sharing a restroom with a student of the opposite sex. Opponents countered that the bill was unnecessary and could lead to harassment against transgender students.

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