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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.
OLYMPIA – Making public schools more inclusive and safer for transgender students would no longer be optional in Washington if legislators pass a bill heard Monday.
Admittedly, the feds and Washington state moved quickly on this issue - perhaps too quickly - and it has caught people off guard. However, the rules respecting gender identity are appropriate.
Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra and Gov. Butch Otter issued statements this afternoon decrying the Obama Administration’s new guidance on treatment of transgender students, including bathroom and locker room policies, as did Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Here are...