Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Calif. governor Jerry Brown signs landmark transgender student rights bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the School Success and Opportunity Act into law, a landmark bill to ensure transgender youth have equal opportunities to fully participate and succeed in schools programs across the state.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)
The law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2014, is the first of its kind in the country, and requires that California public schools respect students’ gender identity and makes sure that students can fully participate in all school activities,sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity.

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