The Des Moines Register released results from a poll that found the majority of Iowans favor sanity and support a bill that would require students to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological gender rather than their gender identity.
A bill was proposed in the Iowa Senate by State Sen. Jim Carlin making that the law of the state, but it only advanced through a subcommittee before dying in the Senate Education Committee.
It seemed to face opposition in the Iowa House from leadership and Rep. Dustin Hite, the chair of the Education Committee, who said it is important bills dealing with LGBTQ issues aren’t hateful.
The Register’s poll found 47 percent of Iowans support biology while 42 percent oppose such a requirement. Eleven percent are not sure.
There were 775 Iowans 18 or older who participated.
Eighty percent of Republicans favor biology while 71 percent of Democrats oppose it.
Of note, there’s a significant gender gap when it comes to gender identity — if you believe the Register poll.
Sixty percent of men favor biology while 54 percent of women oppose it.