North Dakota governor says bathroom policy is a threat

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Bismarck, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s governor and top education official say President Barack Obama’s recent directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students’ choice of bathrooms is an overstep by the federal government.

Schools risk losing federal funding if they don’t allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different gender.

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Wisconsin Republicans push bill restricting transgender students

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushed Nov. 19 for Wisconsin to become the first state in the nation to prohibit transgender public school students from using a bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify.

Opponents, including students who stood and sat on the floor in a packed hearing room, argued the proposal is a violation of federal Civil Rights law. The soonest that the state’s GOP-controlled Legislature could act on the bill is January, and it’s unclear whether the measure has enough support to pass.

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