Transgender students often face additional challenges in school as a result of biased policies or administrators who make it difficult for them to fully participate in educational activities. No student should have to experience such indignities bases on their identity.
Governor Brown has the opportunity to sign into law the School Success and Opportunity Act, Assembly Bill 1266, which would improve the education experiences of transgender youth. Send a letter to Governor Brown now voicing your support.
Dear Governor Brown,
I urge you to sign into law the School Success and Opportunity Act, Assembly Bill 1266. Transgender youth should have the same opportunities and access in school as all other students.
While existing California law already broadly prohibits discrimination against transgender students, AB 1266 will make sure that schools understand their responsibility for the success and well-being of all students and that parents and students understand their rights.
For students who are transgender, the denial of important educational opportunities, resulting from challenges regarding getting ready for gym class to teachers who refuse to honor a student's chosen gender pronouns, often means students are unable to obtain the credits they need to graduate on time. No student should have to experience such indignities based on their identity.
Most schools want to support their transgender youth and pursue a path that will allow transgender students to reach their full potential. This bill will empower school administrators to be fully inclusive in all school programs, activities, and facilities.
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Please provide transgender youth with the same protections that all other students receive.
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