South Dakota bill will regulate how transgender students will use the bathroom


 Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to sign the bill. Gay and transgender rights activists say it discriminates against transgender children. The issue of transgender people and bathrooms has flared up recently, particularly after Houston voters last year repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had been decried as a “bathroom bill.” Dozens of school districts have grappled with this issue, but South Dakota would be the first to make it a matter of state law. About a dozen states are considering similar legislation, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The bill does not carry any penalty for students or schools that violate the law. A similar bill in Virginia was rejected last week in a Hous


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