- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming education superintendent Jillian Balow says the federal government shouldn’t tell state educators how to handle sensitive issues such as which restrooms transgender students should use.

The Obama administration on Friday told school districts nationwide to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity.

That’s after the Justice Department and North Carolina sued each other over a law in that state requiring students to use the restroom that corresponds to the sex on their birth certificate.

Balow says it’s critical to recognize and reasonably accommodate the uniqueness of all students. But she says federal bureaucrats shouldn’t interfere.

School officials in Laramie recently spent months working on a transgender restroom policy. They suspended work in April as the issue took hold nationally.


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