California Assembly Passes New Protections For Trans YouthS

The California Assembly passed a bill on May 9th which would offer greater protections to trans youth in California public schools.

While some school districts in California already offer comprehensive protections for transgender students, AB 1266 would prohibit discrimination against transgender students in every public school district.

AB 1266 would “require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities including athletic teams and competitions” and allow facilities, such as bathrooms and locker rooms, to be used “consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”

The bill is currently in the Senate, it has been read once, according to the bill's information on the official California legislative page for AB 1266.

Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill.

Read about the faux outrage this is generating here.

From the LA Times.