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Kansas Students Protest Transgender Bathroom Bill

Students protesting at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Three dozen high school students from the Kansas City area protested at the Kansas Statehouse Friday against legislation they say targets transgender residents. The proposal would require students to use the restroom of their gender at birth.

Misha Maran is a student at Olathe North High School who says this will make life harder for transgender students.

“If this bill passes, many people are going to be affected by it and I fear that there’s going to be harassment in the bathrooms and it’s going to affect how people grow up,” says Maran.
Some supporters of the legislation say it ensures more privacy in the restroom by excluding people of the opposite sex.

The legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate. With only the veto session remaining, it’s unlikely the proposal will make much headway this year.

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