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Mixed reactions in Lodi over new law regarding transgender students

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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:00 am

Reaction in Lodi was mixed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will allow transgender students to choose what restroom to use or whether to participate on either boys’ or girls’ athletic teams.

Chris Beach, who was active with the Lodi Rainbow Coalition, was glad to hear the news. Students should participate in the gender they identify with “because that’s who they are,” he said.

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  • Ross Farrow posted at 1:51 pm on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    Ross Farrow Posts: 104

    Wendy Coe: I understand the confusion. Our print edition of the Lodi News-Sentinel also included an LA Times article that addressed the bill in more detail. What I wrote was local reaction to that bill. Here's the link to the LA Times article:

  • Robert Molle posted at 10:11 am on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    Robert Molle Posts: 51

    Alienating the 99.99% to cater to the .01% does not make sense to me.

  • wendy coe posted at 7:50 am on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    wendy coe Posts: 39

    Equality is one issue, student privacy is another issue. Will this require a doctor's note, or a birth certificate reissued? How will schools deal with issue? When does the law go into effect? Changing facilities and restrooms are going to change forever. I just wonder how many students will feel comfortable changing in the same room, will many drop out? What about the student that tests the waters? Then decides to go back? A wonderful follow up article on what the requirements that need to be met to address one changing their gender.



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