Transgender Student Rights Bill Signed in CA

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Transgender Student Rights Bill Signed in CA
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 12:57pm

It's good to see that there is support for transgender students: 

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a groundbreaking bill which will allow transgender youth to use whatever bathroom and participate on whichever sports team they believe matches their gender identity. 

As the Associated Press reported last month, California's Assembly Bill 1266 gives students in public K-12 schools the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender. Although Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington and Colorado have adopted policies designed to protect transgender students, California becomes the first state to address the issue with a statewide law, Fox News pointed out

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/california-transgender-students-bill-_n_3745337.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl30%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D357780

Do you think the law will make any difference in people's perceptions?