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PEARLAND, Texas — A South Texas school board has denied a request from a woman who wants her transgender daughter to use the girl’s restroom.

Kim Shappley’s daughter, Kai, is about to be in kindergarten. She was born as Joseph five years ago. The mother says right away she knew Kai had a different identity than “boy.”

The Pearland Independent School District board listened to Shappley Tuesday, but didn’t alter its policy.

In a statement, the district says children are to use the bathroom matching the gender of their birth certificate. It says transgender children in kindergarten can use gender-neutral bathrooms in their classrooms.

More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/texas-district-denies-bathroom-request-for-transgender-child/2016/08/11/57982182-601f-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html


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The naysayers believe they are adding more bricks in the wall to protect themselves. What they don't realize is that they've merely inserted another finger in the dyke.

History has shown us that the more little holes like this one emerge the harder its going to be to hold back the tide. 

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What's at stake in the latest legal battle over bathroom rights for transgender students

Texas and 11 other states have asked a federal judge to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. But no immediate ruling was issued during the Friday hearing — even with the first day of school looming in much of the country. Here's what you need to know:

What started all this?

The administration told U.S. public schools in May that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

More here: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-transgender-issues-20160813-snap-story.html


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