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Democratic Attorney Generals Battle Conservative Legislation, Push Transgender Agenda

via CBS 8 San Diego
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A coalition of 21 Democratic attorney generals, led by Washington state’s Bob Ferguson and New York’s Letitia James, is advocating against legislation in Idaho that prohibits transgender students from using bathrooms aligning with their preferred gender identity.

They argue that such laws violate federal civil rights and cause real harm to transgender individuals.

The effort is supported by multiple states and comes after a lawsuit was filed against the legislation. (Trending: Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘Secret’ Project He’s Been Working On For Months)

Ferguson pressed that “allowing students to use bathrooms and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity helps them feel accepted and does not pose a threat to anyone.”

“In Washington, where the rights of transgender students are protected, public schools report no instances of transgender students harassing others in bathrooms or locker rooms,” the release notes.

“In contrast, the evidence is overwhelming that prohibiting students from using facilities that correspond to their gender identity causes them very real physical, emotional and mental harm.”

The release additionally noted that transgenders “denied access to bathroom facilities were approximately 40% more likely to have attempted suicide than other transgender people.”

“Ensuring transgender people have access to public facilities consistent with their gender identity — including access to common restrooms — benefits all, without compromising safety or privacy, or imposing significant costs.”

“[We] share a strong interest in seeing that federal law is properly applied to protect transgender people from discrimination.”

This follows a federal judge’s rejection of a preliminary injunction to prevent the law’s implementation.

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