California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday that ensures the state’s public schools will take responsibility for the well-being of all students, including the transgender student population. This signing comes after transgender high school student Ashton Lee of Manteca, California, delivered nearly 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Brown’s Sacramento office, in support of the proposed legislation in late July.
The bill, called the School Success and Opportunity Act, or AB 1266, was introduced by assembly member Tom Ammiano and co-authored by Senator Mark Leno and Senator Ricardo Lara.
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