Kim Shappley’s daughter, Kai, is about to be in kindergarten. She was born as Joseph five years ago. The mother says right away she knew Kai had a different identity than “boy.”
The Pearland Independent School District board listened to Shappley Tuesday, but didn’t alter its policy.
In a statement, the district says children are to use the bathroom matching the gender on their birth certificate. It says transgender children in kindergarten can use gender-neutral bathrooms in their classrooms.
Shappley told The Associated Press on Thursday that her daughter has lived as a girl for two years. Shappley hasn’t yet picked an elementary school for her daughter.
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