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students access to bathrooms and locker rooms of their preference. One potential solution
is to withhold federal funding until public schools comply with this emerging standard.
Schools need to make a shift towards better practices that give transgender students
the same access as their peers to facilities. The social and mental negative consequences of
restricting these students are too great to ignore and demand change. Being able to support
transgender students can help break stigmas regarding the transgender community and
empower children to better accept their peers.
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