The proposal had attracted significant opposition from parents and conservative activists who believe the ban will allow boys to use girls’ bathrooms and vice versa, and protect cross-dressing teachers.
Supporters of the move said it was important to prohibit discrimination, and expected little practical change in day-to-day operation of the schools.
Article continues belowAt a raucous meeting Thursday night that included hoots and catcalls from opponents, the board voted 10-1 in support of the measure, with one abstention.
Fairfax County runs the state’s largest public school system.
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