LANSING — A bill introduced by State Senator Tom Casperson Wednesday would require students in Michigan schools to use the bathroom of their biological sex.
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The bill is in response to the Obama Administration’s mandate, which would allow students to use whatever bathroom they identify with.
Under the proposed legislation from Casperson, schools would be required to offer another bathroom and locker room access for transgender students with written permission from their parents.
“Any major decision a young child would make like this certainly has to have the parents in toe with that decision,” said Casperson. “For the Department of Education to figure that they can exclude the parents if a young child says they don’t want their mom and dad to know is just totally unacceptable. I struggle finding too many parents that this is not agreed with. They can’t even believe that a policy like that can be written, yet they did.”
Eleven states, including Wisconsin, have filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration concerning the mandate.
We will keep you in the loop about the bills progress in Lansing.
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Posted by ABC10 & CW5 UP on Thursday, May 26, 2016