California Senate OKs bill letting transgender students pick facilities
Legislation that would allow California students to choose the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams that best match their individual gender identities squeaked out of the Senate with a 21-9 vote Wednesday.
Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who carried Assembly Bill 1266 in the Senate, invoked the abuse transgender students face and said the bill would ease the gradual, halting process they go through. ”What we’re not yet teaching kids is the broad diversity of the human experience,” Leno said. “We have all sorts of kids.”