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Illinois District Must Allow Transgender Student Full Locker Room Access

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PALATINE, IL -- Caitlyn Jenner has been named one of Glamour's Women of the Year, which may be a sign things are finally changing for the transgender community.

And, for the first time ever, the US Department of Education has just ruled a transgender girl will have full access to the girl's locker room at her high school in suburban Chicago.

Born a boy, the student-athlete identifies as a girl but was reportedly told by district officials she had to shower separately from her female teammates. She said that made her feel like she wasn't normal.

The district has been put on a 30-day deadline to fix the problem or risk losing federal funding.

Meanwhile, lawmakers in Houston are dealing with a debate over the same issue. Voters are deciding on an equal rights ordinance Tuesday. Opponents claim it opens the door for sexual predators.
"The ordinance is so poorly drafted that it allows any man, not just transgender women or transgender men, but any man to self-identify as being female and gain access to sex-segregated areas,"  Houston Mayoral candidate, Ben Hall, explained.

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