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Minnesota Republican led House approves trans student bathroom segregation

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House wants to restrict transgender students’ access to school locker rooms and bathrooms.

Minority Democrats objected fiercely to a Republican move to include the provision in an education budget bill Saturday. The House approved the proposal in a divided voice vote.

Rep. Tim Miller’s provision says group locker rooms, bathrooms and showers designated for one sex can’t be used by the other. It doesn’t preclude schools from offering single-use bathrooms or changing rooms to transgender students.

Miller, a Prinsburg Republican, says it ensures students’ privacy. DFL legislators argue it’s discriminatory and could lead to legal challenges.

A similar move that would ban transgender students born as male from female athletics stalled in the DFL-led Senate.

The provision still has to go through the Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


  1. I am just sick of the GOP. Sick of mostly white, straight men telling us (women and Trans women). Where we have to pee and poop. Please leave your transphobia at the door when you come to work politicians.

    Dear GOP, Please get out of my Bedroom, please get out of my Doctors office, Please get out of my spiritual life, please stop telling me who i’m allowed to marry, please stop telling me i have no rights to FMLA to support a sick partner, Please quite telling me i’m not entitled to death benefits should my partner die, please stop letting others dictate where i’m able to shop, eat, pee and poop… Please quite using Privacy and God (and i do mean USING) to pit religion against people. Pretty much stop passing any new legislation that continues to poison our society with hate, discrimination, Bigotry and greed. see how many days in a row you can go without doing that… Thank you.


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