Albany County, WY parents petition against transgender policy
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Parents and community members in Albany are calling for students to be required to use school facilities that correspond to their gender assigned at birth.
The Laramie Boomerang reports that more than 500 people have signed a petition presented to Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education on Wednesday that calls for the district to adopt a policy restricting the use of locker rooms and bathrooms to a person's biological sex.
The petition comes as the district is considering policies for transgender and gender non-conforming students. Two draft policies were released to the public in December. One does not require students to use school facilities conflicting with their gender identity while the other does.
The board plans to discuss the policy in April.
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