A Republican candidate for Congress told a GOP crowd that transgender people have “an issue with mental illness dummy post

Lee Bright was speaking with other congressional candidates in Greenville when he said, “You’re either a man or a woman — and if you’re confused, you’ve got an issue with mental illness,” the Greenville News reports.

This isn’t the first time Bright has spoken out on gender identity issues. In 2015, Bright sponsored a “bathroom bill” while serving in the S.C. Senate.

Modeled on a controversial North Carolina law, the bill would have prevented transgender people from using public restrooms for the gender with which they identify.

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