July 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Jerry Brown pressured to sign trans bill
California, Gov. Jerry Brown, Gay News, Washington Blade

California Gov. Jerry Brown. (Photo public domain)

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California LGBT rights groups continue to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill into law that would require the state’s public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and join sports teams that are consistent with their gender identity and expression.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, the Transgender Law Center, GSA Network and Gender Spectrum on July 8 sent a letter to Brown that urged him to sign Assembly Bill 1266 or the School Success and Opportunity Act that the state Senate approved last week.

The bill passed in the California Assembly last month.

“Transgender youth deserve a safe, non-discriminatory school environment that encourages them to learn and participate fully, just like everyone else,” the advocacy groups’ letter states.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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