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Lawmakers to Debate Transgender Restroom Selections in Utah Schools

A UTAH LAWMAKER IS PROPOSING TO BAR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS FROM USING SCHOOL BATHROOMS -- THAT LINE UP WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY -- FORCING THEM INSTEAD, TO USE THE ONE MATCHING THEIR BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP... OR A SPECIAL RESTROOM, SET ASIDE BY THEIR SCHOOL.

REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL KENNEDY'S MEASURE IS AIMED AT PRE-EMPTING UTAH FROM FOLLOWING CALIFORNIA, IN ALLOWING STUDENTS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE GIRLS' OR BOYS' LOCKER ROOMS AND RESTROOMS, DEPENDING ON THE GENDER THEY IDENTIFY WITH.

THE ALPINE REPUBLICAN'S MEASURE WOULD REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS, FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS WHO DESIRE ONE OR WHOSE FAMILIES REQUEST ONE.

CRITICS CONTEND, THE PRACTICE VIOLATES THE CIVIL LIBERTIES OF TRANSGENDER STUDENTS AND POINTS THEM OUT AS DIFFERENT.

 

 

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