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Law or no law, schools across US work to help transgender students fit in without a fuss
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:39 AM EDT
Public schools across the U.S. are working to accommodate transgender students even if their school districts do not have anti-discrimination policies or laws that cover gender identity.
The move has prompted complaints from some parents in places like Tucson, Arizona, and Louisville, Kentucky.
But the trend is likely to accelerate with help from the federal government.
Last month, the U.S. Education Department alerted the nation's school districts that it would welcome civil rights complaints from transgender students under a 1972 law that prohibits gender discrimination at schools.