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BREAKING NEWS: Calif. Gov. Signs Transgender-Student Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill making California the first state to allow transgender students to pick the restrooms they want to use, and the sports teams they want to play on, based on their gender identity. Below is more from the Associated Press.

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. 

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed AB1266. The new law gives students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender. 

Supporters said the law will help reduce bullying against transgender students. It comes as the families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use. 

Detractors said allowing students of one gender to use facilities intended for the other could invade the other students' privacy.


 

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