California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law landmark legislation that allows transgender students to participate in school programs,
including sports, based on their gender identity. The measure, which
passed the state legislature almost entirely on the basis of support
from Democrats, removes barriers that transgender students previously
experienced to any sex-segregated school program or facility.
“While many California schoolchildren are already protected by
policies in some of our biggest school districts, other districts don’t
seem to understand that transgender students should have equal access to
all programs and facilities,” Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the bill’s
Under the new law, transgender students can participate in sports
and other activities on the basis of the gender by which they identify.
In addition, transgender students will be able to use locker rooms and
restrooms on the same basis.
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