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Colorado school board member says transgender students require ‘castration’ for acceptance

Residents of Delta County have expressed concern over recent statements made in public by Delta County School Board member, Katherine Svenson. At the October meeting she commented on rights of transgender students. NewsChannel 5 requested a recorded tape of the meeting to verify what was said, and later sat down…

California tea party legislator pulling ‘horrified’ teenagers from school to avoid transgender equality law

California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly went on Fox & Friends this morning and declared that he would be pulling his “horrified” children from public schools now that Jerry Brown has signed AB 1266 into law. The bill allows transgender students the opportunity to participate in sex-segregated activities and use restroom…

California to enact first of its kind transgender student rights law

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Monday signed legislation to ensure transgender students have equal access to school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities. Brown’s signature makes California the first state in the country to write protections for transgender students’ access to activities and facilities into law. In a news…

Focus on the Family says protections for trans students makes teachers into ‘identity keepers’

Evangelical advocacy group Focus on the Family wants to mobilize California members to speak up against a state bill that would protect transgender students from discrimination and allow them greater access to school activities based on their identified gender. Think Progress reported on Wednesday that the group’s California affiliate, the…

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