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Legislator Pulls Son Over Transgender Law

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A California legislator has pulled one of his sons from public school after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that provides transgender students explicit protection on campus.

According to the Associated Press, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican, said he was withdrawing the 13-year-old because the law approved by the Democratic governor would replace students' rights to privacy with a "right to be ogled."

Starting in January, the law will allow transgender students to use restrooms and join sports teams based on the gender they identify with.

Vol. 33, Issue 02, Page 5

Published in Print: August 28, 2013, as Legislator Pulls Son Over Transgender Law
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