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Florida school board votes to restrict transgender bathroom choices

7 months 1 week 4 days ago April 23, 2016 Apr 23, 2016 Saturday, April 23 2016 April 23, 2016 2:45 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

OCALA, Fla. - A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion County School Board reached a consensus on Thursday on a resolution to ban transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender with which they identify. The board plans to take a final vote in the coming days.

The resolution states that "transgender people are not a protected class under federal or state law or under Marion County Public Schools policy."

The issue was raised when a teacher reported a transgender student who was born female but identifies as a male at Vanguard High school in Ocala was using the boy's restroom.

The district's resolution runs counter to many federal court rulings.

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