Feb 242015
 February 24, 2015  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

AP reports:

Transgender students would have to use separate restrooms in Kentucky’s public schools under a bill that cleared the Senate Education Committee on Monday.

The bill failed to pass the committee last week when two Republicans were absent. But chairman Mike Wilson called a special meeting late Monday afternoon and the bill passed by a vote of 8-1.

The bill is in response to Louisville’s Atherton High School, which began allowing transgender students last year to use the restroom of their gender identity.

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