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New Massachusetts Transgender Student Policy Causes Stir

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A new statewide policy issued Friday by State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester may have had good intentions, but is causing quite a controversy. The policy, which goes into effect today, allows Massachusetts public school students whom identify themselves as transgender to use facilities that are designated to a specific sex.

Andrew Beckwith with the Massachusetts Family Institute says the policy is dangerously worded.

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Beckwith says administrators and faculty have no say over the child’s choice to use the bathroom or locker-room of the opposite sex, and students are even allowed to identify with one gender at school and another gender at home.

Beckwith says legislators are meeting with Commissioner Chester at the end of the week to discuss the policy.

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