Kansas school district voted Monday to approve a policy prohibiting transgender students from using their preferred bathrooms and playing on sports teams that correspond to their gender identity, Your Content has learned.
The Gardner Edgerton School Board approved a policy Monday to prohibit trans students from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Transgender students will also be barred from participating on athletic teams that do not correspond with their gender assigned at birth.
Some district students, as well as the Kansas ACLU, have protested the implementation of the new policy.
They argue it isolates and targets transgender students for harassment and contributes to their mental health decline and possible suicides.
The arrival of the policy comes amid a nationwide spike in parental anxiety around the safety of their students as schools struggle to grapple with the issue,‘according to Daily Mail.