South Dakota may regulate transgender students’ bathroom use

gender changing roomNZ Herald 18 February 2016
Family First Comment: A practical and common sense (but politically incorrect) solution which parents would want schools in NZ to adopt.
“Under the plan, schools would have to provide a “reasonable accommodation” for transgender students, such as a single-occupancy bathroom or the “controlled use” of a staff-designated restroom, locker room or shower room.”

South Dakota would be the first state in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their sex at birth if the governor signs a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate.

The Senate voted 20-15 to send the bill to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who last week said he’d need to study it more before making a decision.

Advocates say the bill is meant to protect the privacy of students, but opponents say it discriminates against vulnerable adolescents.

Under the plan, schools would have to provide a “reasonable accommodation” for transgender students, such as a single-occupancy bathroom or the “controlled use” of a staff-designated restroom, locker room or shower room.

The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota and Human Rights Campaign have called on Daugaard to veto the legislation.
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