Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Proposed Law Would Require School Support for Transgender Students

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A men's and women's restroom sign.
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A men's and women's restroom sign.

A bill approved by the California state legislature would allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms, and try out for sports teams, of the gender they identify as their own, instead of their biological gender. Supporters of the controversial bill, which is awaiting action by the governor, say it will go a long way in preventing bullying and removing the stigma that often faces transgender youth. But opponents argue that parents should not have to worry about their kids sharing locker rooms and bathrooms with the opposite sex.

Host: Scott Shafer


  • Eli Erlick, executive director of the Trans Student Equality Resources
  • Ilona Turner, legal director of the Transgender Law Center
  • Matthew McReynolds, attorney for the Pacific Justice Institute

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