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All public schools would need anti-bullying policies for transgender students under bill passed by Washington Senate

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

OLYMPIA – Washington public schools should have a policy to prevent transgender students from being bullied, a divided Senate decided Wednesday. After a debate that bounced between Democrats who called it a bill for basic school safety and Republicans who called it state government interference in local school districts’ decisions, the proposal was sent to the House on a mostly party-line vote.