New Transgender Law Effects North State

Aug 13, 2013 7:13 PM

California is the first state to pass a law aimed at protecting transgender students.

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266—which will allow transgender students access to whichever restroom and locker room they desire.

Here in the North State, one Chico transgender community leader says this new law may help save lives.

“The legislature is really, really huge because it sends a message that transgendered kids are of value,” said Aiden Kennedy. “It’s important they are in school and feel safe and to have equal access to all things that their peers have access to.”

AB 1266 goes into effect January 1, 2014.


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