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Tennessee lawmakers should stay out of students' restrooms

No student should feel singled out at school for being different.

From an op-ed in The Knoxville News Sentinel:

Unfortunately, some members of the Tennessee House of Representatives appear willing to single out students across the state for discrimination. On April 5, lawmakers will consider reviving a bill that would bar transgender students from using the appropriate restroom.

If the bill becomes law, students would be allowed to use only the bathroom that matches the gender identity on their birth certificate. Any transgender student attending a public grade school or state college or university would be affected.

This legislation is misguided and simply wrong. As a Tennessean, I know we can do better.

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