Transgender Students to get Equal Rights Protections in California

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Some exciting news from California today:

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation allowing students in California schools to compete on sports teams and use facilities, including restrooms, based on their gender identity, regardless of whether they are listed as male or female in official campus records.

The legislation is aimed at all sex-segregated school programs and facilities, allowing girls who identify themselves as boys to join boys’ teams and vice versa.

“All students should have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in school,” said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor.

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