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Calif. judge rules against opponents of transgender students’ rights law

Saturday, April 19, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures. [ Read more → ]

A journey from daughter to son: A transgender teen’s story

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California transgender teen is sharing his story to encourage acceptance of other LGBT kids like himself. [ Read more → ]

Opponents of Calif. transgender rights law revive ballot fight

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools are challenging the secretary of state's finding that they failed to gather enough voter signatures for a referendum to repeal the law. [ Read more → ]

Transgender student reports attack, sexual assault at Calif. high school

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
HERCULES, Calif. -- A 15-year-old transgender student says he was attacked and sexually assaulted Monday at the same Hercules, Calif., school where another transgender student was involved in a fight four months ago. [ Read more → ]
Lenny Ignelzi, APDaniella McDonald, an activist and supporter of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266), tells attendees at a rally organized by San Diego LGBTQ rights organizations Canvass for a Cause, SAME Alliance, and Black and Pink that the petition drive to place a proposition on the ballot to repeal the law failed to garner enough signatures Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in San Diego.

Bid to repeal Calif. transgender student rights fails to qualify for November ballot

Monday, February 24, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools have failed to gather enough voter signatures to place a referendum to repeal the law on the November ballot. [ Read more → ]

Transgender high school athletes approved by Va. governing board

Thursday, February 20, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- The governing body of high school sports in Virginia has sanctioned the participation of transgender athletes at the state's 313 high schools, on the condition they undergo gender reassignment surgery. [ Read more → ]

N.C. high school crowns transgender student Homecoming King

Saturday, February 8, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 17-year-old senior at East Meck High School in North Carolina has become the state's first transgender teen to be crowned Homecoming King. [ Read more → ]
Jewlyes Gutierrez

Prosecution deferred for transgender student facing battery charge

Thursday, February 6, 2014
HERCULES, Calif. — A transgender teenager facing a misdemeanor battery charge after defending herself from school bullies was in court Thursday and entered into an agreement that allows her to participate in a restorative justice program, which would defer prosecution on the battery charge. [ Read more → ]

Utah lawmaker introduces bill to define students’ gender for restroom use

Friday, January 31, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require school students to use restrooms that are consistent with the gender defined on their birth certificate. [ Read more → ]
Robert F. Bukaty, APTransgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine on June 12, 2013.

Maine supreme court: Transgender student’s rights were violated

Thursday, January 30, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine -- School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls' bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that's believed to be the first of its kind. [ Read more → ]
Jewlyes Gutierrez

Transgender teen faces battery charge for defending herself from bullies

Friday, January 10, 2014
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender teenager who says she has been repeatedly bullied by other students at a California high school is now facing a criminal charge for defending herself during a confrontation. [ Read more → ]

Calif. must count rejected petitions in challenge to transgender rights law

Friday, January 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge in Sacramento ordered the secretary of state's office on Thursday to add about 5,000 signatures to the 614,326 submitted by supporters of a proposed voter referendum that seeks to overturn a new California law guaranteeing certain rights to transgender students in public schools. [ Read more → ]

Calif. schools prepare for transgender students rights law to take effect

Thursday, December 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes. [ Read more → ]
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Group trying to overturn Calif. transgender students’ rights law files suit

Friday, December 20, 2013
Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum. [ Read more → ]
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.

As gay rights progress, many hurdles ahead for transgender rights movement

Saturday, December 14, 2013
NEW YORK — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path — hopefully, but less smoothly. [ Read more → ]
KREX-TVKatherine Svenson

Colo. school board member stands by her transphobic remarks

Friday, December 6, 2013
DENVER -- A Colorado school board member who said she has no regrets about saying transgender students should use their own locker rooms vowed to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings on the transgender issue. [ Read more → ]

Angry mom wants harassment of transgender child to stop

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
MARENGO, Ohio -- An Ohio mother says her 9-year-old transgender child is being harassed on social media and she wants it to stop. [ Read more → ]

Effort to repeal Calif. transgender student rights law may not qualify for ballot

Saturday, November 30, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents of a new California transgender students rights law, who claimed earlier this month they had collected enough signatures to force a ballot initiative aimed at repealing the law, may not qualify to put the issue before voters after all. [ Read more → ]
KREX-TVKatherine Svenson

School board member defends remarks that transgender kids should be castrated

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
DELTA, Colo. -- A Colorado school board member is standing by statements she made at a meeting last month in which she said transgender students should be castrated before being allowed to use restrooms that fit their gender identity. [ Read more → ]
J. Michael Short, SPLCStella Loredo (left) and her son, Jeydon Loredo.

School district relents, will allow transgender student’s tuxedo photo

Friday, November 15, 2013
HOUSTON -- A South Texas school district has reversed course and will allow a photo of a transgender student in a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook. [ Read more → ]

Officials: Brawl between bullies, transgender student possible hate crime

Friday, November 15, 2013
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender student at a California high school said she was assaulted by three other girls in a transphobic attack captured on cell phone video. [ Read more → ]

Texas school denies transgender teen’s right to wear tuxedo in yearbook photo

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
LA FERIA, Texas -- As a senior at La Feria High School, Jeydon Loredo looked forward to his senior portrait appearing in his school’s yearbook. [ Read more → ]
Karen England, executive director of the California Resource Institute, left, and volunteers Grace LeFever, center, and Christina Hill, sort through stacks of mail with petitions for a referendum to overturn a new California law that allows transgender students to chose which public school restrooms they use.

Opponents of Calif. transgender law say they will qualify for ballot initiative

Sunday, November 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law. [ Read more → ]

Christian group spreading another false transgender harassment story

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
TEMECULA, Calif. -- As the battle intensifies over California's recently enacted transgender student rights law, one transgender advocate said Tuesday she has caught another conservative Christian group spreading a second "fabricated" story about restroom harassment in a California school. [ Read more → ]
Herman Rowland Sr.

Jelly Belly chair supports campaign to repeal transgender student rights law

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Transgender rights advocates are taking aim at the Chairman of the Jelly Belly company after learning that he donated thousands of dollars to the campaign to repeal California's landmark transgender student rights law. [ Read more → ]
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