Debate About Transgender Locker Rooms Resurfaces

Discussions about transgender locker rooms have been stirring at Poway Unified School District.

A transgender student, who identifies as male, has been changing in the boys locker room and that has caused many to question a state law.

In 2014, Assembly Bill 1266 took effect, allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choosing.

“Over the past two years, we have worked to ensure every students’ right to privacy, as well as every students’ right to feel safe, valued, and included on our campuses,” said Superintendent John Collins.

However, some, like Holly Franz, feel that the comfort of other students might be inhibited by such a law and asked that transgender students identify themselves and that other students should be made aware of their peers’ gender identity.

In response to Franz’ request, a petition was created asking the district to not intervene on the issue and allow the law to remain as is. More than 1,000 signatures have been garnered for the petition.


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