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||School districts issue pro-trans protections
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Media Matters has collected the pro-transgender measures and developments involving 17 school districts across the nation in an effort to refute what it calls "the right-wing myth that says prohibiting discrimination against transgender students causes confusion and inappropriate behavior."
Regarding Illinois, the article cites a 2006 development in which the state amended its Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination in public accommodations, including schools, on the bases of sexual orientation and "gender-related identity."
In addition, individuals associated with large school districts have stated that, to their knowledge, transgender students have had not experienced any forms of inappropriate behavior, including harassment. For example, Tony Sanders, interim superintendent of School District U-46 ( also known as Elgin Area School District ), stated that he has never heard of any issues related to trans students accessing the facility that aligned with their gender identity.
The article is at mediamatters.org/research/2015/06/03/17-school-districts-debunk-right-wing-lies-abou/203867 .
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