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Petitioning State Senator Joel Lourie and 1 other

Let transgender young woman graduate high school

6,930
Supporters

Anna is a young transgender woman who was expelled from White Knoll High School 4 weeks before graduation. She dresses as a young woman, looks like a young woman, and was simply doing what came natural.

This young woman never harmed anyone, and just wants to live her life. This is not the first such case in South Carolina, and likely won't be the last. Transgender youths deserve to be able to go to school and graduate just like everyone else.

Anna was told that she cannot use the boy's restroom because it would make the boy's uncomfortable. But using the girl's restroom would also make the girls uncomfortable, so they told her she could use the one nurse's restroom. That restroom is located in the East building. Anna's class when she used the girl's restroom was in the North building. There are no concessions for Anna should she need to use the restroom between classes. Meaning, they will discipline her for being tardy if she has to make the trip to the East building to relieve herself, then head to class in the North building.

She has also faced hostile questions from her teachers. Some, she says, are very respectful in their curiosity and will pull her aside to ask about her transition. Others have asked inappropriate questions in front of the entire class.

Help us let Anna graduate and continue her life!

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Joel Lourie
  • State Representative
    J. Todd Rutherford


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