Transgender student’s bathroom request stirs Nevada debate

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The Associated Press via Nevada Appeal
By Sally Ho
October 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS — A transgender student who wanted to use the boy’s bathroom and locker room at his school in Nevada has sparked a new round of debate among legislators over the issue.

In September, the 13-year-old transgender boy made a request to use the male-designed facilities at his middle school in Elko County.

The school board rejected his request, prompting the threat of legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union.

So far, three conservative state lawmakers have weighed in on the issue after criticizing a new anti-bullying law that broadly protects transgender students and others.

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