Maryland Schools Adopt New Transgender Bathroom Policy

The Daily Caller | 9/30/2014 | Staff
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Maryland schools have adopted progressive policies that allow transgenders and any other students who feel uncomfortable to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

The new rules comes after students began pushing the state to change in February, according to the Washington Post. Previous policy required students to use bathrooms and changing rooms according to their birth sex. The new policy, however, rollbacks privacy concerns and places greater importance on identity concerns like preferred names, dress codes, and sports participation according to gender identity.

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“I see it as one of the most comprehensive transgender student policies in the country,” GLSEN Maryland executive director, Jabari Lyles, told WaPo on Sunday.

“It’s brought a peace of mind to our students that they will be treated more fairly and equitably, and has also brought about more training for staff,” Frederick County Teachers Association president, Melissa Dirks, added, expressing her support of the changes.

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Before the policy changes, there were no policies or procedures on how to handle gender identity issues in Maryland’s schools, transgender student Maxx Frazier told WaPo. The changes reflect both changing politics...
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