Illiniois Bill Would Limit Transgender Bathroom Access

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A new proposal in Illinois could force transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sex assigned at birth.

The measure also authorizes school boards to allow transgender students to use a single-occupancy restroom if such accommodation is requested.

Under the proposal, if the student is not an adult, they need the written request of a parent or guardian for such an accommodation to be made.

A similar measure was recently introduced in Indiana and another was defeated in Kentucky last year.

Some transgender students in Illinois say this proposal would be a major step back.

Right now, under federal laws, students can use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

However, this proposal would not allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

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