Use of boys' locker room by a transgender sparks controversy in California school

source: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/use.of.boys.locker.room.by.a.transgender.sparks.controversy.in.california.school/79669.htm

A transgender, born a woman but who identifies herself as a man, has triggered a controversy at a high school in San Diego, California after she started using the boys' locker room.

Parents packed the Poway Poway Unified School District board meeting Tuesday as they asked about student rights, according to the San Diego Tribune.

Parent Holly Franz said she found out from her son three weeks ago that the transgender student was using the locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School to change.

"My son came home from school and told me there was a girl using the boys' locker room," she said before the meeting. "This is someone he's known for years and has always been a girl. My son was very upset by this, and I called the principal."

A California law that took effect in January 2014 allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their own choice, the report said.

Franz said boys in her son's class were uncomfortable with the idea of a girl using their locker room with them when they change clothes.  read more