South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Friday hinted that she might veto a proposed bill that targets transgender people.

Republican Senator Lee Bright on Wednesday introduced Senate Bill 1203, which seeks to prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Bright defended his bill as “common sense,” saying that it was necessary to protect women and children.

“There's a segment of the population that believes that you ought to be able to use whatever restroom you identify yourself as being,” Bright said. “So they think it's okay for a man to use a woman's bathroom if he thinks he's a woman. From a safety issue, we don't need men going into women's bathrooms.”

Haley, also a Republican, told reporters that she hasn't heard of any such complaints.

“I don't believe it's necessary,” Haley said. “When I look at South Carolina, 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 feel like they're being violated in terms of freedoms.”

“You're talking about religious liberty or are you talking about a transgender bathroom issue?” a female reporter asked.

“Either,” Haley answered. “Like it or not, South Carolina's doing really well when it comes to respect. When it comes to kindness. And when it comes to acceptance.”

The legislation is being considered even as pressure mounts to repeal similar bills in Mississippi and North Carolina. Corporations, politicians and celebrities have criticized such laws as discriminatory.

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