LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In what one report described as unprecedented, the Oregon Department of Education this week released liberal trans protection guidelines for educators of transgender students in the state.
From the Oregon Dept. of Ed. trans student guidelines document:
“There is no need for the student to prove their new gender. The student’s declaration of their gender is acceptable. . . . A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day should be respected and treated like any other girl. So too with a student who says he is a boy.”
The 15-page document allows trans students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and play on sport teams of their gender identity. In addition to students having a choice for names and pronouns, schools are suggested to use the student’s preferred names on grade books, attendance sheets, name tags, transcripts and diplomas — even if legal name differs. The students are allowed name changes without proof of intending to transition.
Upon graduation, schools are to issue two transcripts and diplomas — one with the chosen name, the other with their legal name.
Not only is Oregon in compliance with federal law, it is, in fact, miles ahead of most other states in the trans student protection department.
Other sources include OregonLive.com
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