A Kentucky state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow students to sue school administrators over transgender students using bathrooms, showers or locker rooms that don't correspond with their sex assigned at birth.

Republican Senator C.B. Embry's Kentucky Student Privacy Act states that “Parents have a reasonable expectation that schools will not allow minor children to be viewed in various states of undress by members of the opposite biological sex, nor allow minor children to view members of the opposite sex in various states of undress.”

Under the proposed legislation, students are entitled to sue school officials if they allowed a transgender student to use a facility designated for the opposite sex or if they “failed to take reasonable steps to prohibit the person encountered from using facilities designated for use by the opposite biological sex.” Aggrieved students would be eligible for damages for psychological and emotional harm and $2,500 per incident. Embry's bill also calls for the school to pay all attorney fees.

Embry told U.S. News & World Report that he wrote the bill on behalf of the Family Foundation of Kentucky, a Christian conservative group opposed to LGBT rights. The group asked Embry to draft the bill in response to a Louisville high school's decision to allow a transgender female student to use the girl's bathroom.

Embry suggested that a lesbian friend approves of his proposal: “I have a friend, and we can all say these things, who is a homosexual and she agrees that she doesn't want men in her bathroom.”