Carol Lear, the director of law at the Utah State Office of Education, said it's up to school districts to decide how to handle instances concerning transgender students and restrooms. She recalls two cases of families requesting schools to accommodate transgender children in recent years, she said, and in both cases, school administrators set aside a separate, private bathroom.
At the Utah Capitol, the proposal could face long odds. Senate leaders are urging lawmakers to put the brakes on legislation dealing with LGBT issues until a federal court rules on same-sex marriage.
Kennedy sees the issue as distinct from gay marriage, he said, but added "I can't say what leadership's going to say about that."
HB 87: —http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0040.html
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