CA law requiring schools to accommodate transgender students in effect for past 2 years

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There has been a lot of controversy in other parts of the country, but in California a law requiring public schools to accommodate transgender students in public schools has been in effect for two years. (KGO-TV)

There has been a lot of controversy in other parts of the country, but in California a law requiring public schools to accommodate transgender students in public schools has been in effect for two years.

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Students at El Cerrito High School say accommodating transgender students really hasn't been an issue on their campus.

"A lot of people look at themselves as different. I'm not nobody to judge somebody else. let them live the way they want to," said student Ryan Fontenot.
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In 2014, California enacted a law, the School Success and Opportunity Act, requiring school districts to provide access to school programs and facilities consistent with their gender identity.

At El Cerrito High for instance, that means making sure transgender students have access to bathrooms. But that's just one step.

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"Transgender people they are what they want to be. The whole point of the United State is to be who you want to be, do what you want to do," said El Cerrito High School student Na'tasia Bradshaw.

"Honestly, I don't know why anybody would be upset about it. It's more frightening for someone to hide it and have that lead to other consequences," said El Cerrito High School Laneiyah Taulahi.

Besides the bathroom, California schools are required to make sure locker rooms and other facilities can accommodate transgender students without harassment or discrimination.
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