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Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

School Board President Wants Charges Against Transgender Teen Dropped

he president of the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s board said he was prosecutors to drop the criminal charge against a transgender teen, who said she was a victim of bullying, involved in a fight at Hercules High School.

01/13/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

Hercules Transgender Teen Charged With Battery After Fighting Back Against Bullies

A transgender teenager is being charged with misdemeanor battery after fighting back against alleged bullies in a Contra Costa County school.

01/09/2014

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California Schools Reviewing Locker Rooms To Prep For Transgender Students’ Rights Law

A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in California on Jan. 1. To get ready, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for staff and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

12/26/2013

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Group Sues State Of California Over New Transgender Student Law

Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum.

12/20/2013

Cellphone video of a fight on the Hercules High School campus on November 13, 2013. (CBS)

West Contra Costa School Board Meets Over Brawl Involving Transgender Teen

A fight at Hercules High School last month that involved a transgender student prompted the West Contra Costa Unified School District board to hold a special meeting Monday evening.

12/02/2013

Cellphone video of a fight on the Hercules High School campus on November 13, 2013. (CBS)

Hercules School Investigates Fight That May Involve Transgender Teen

Police and school administrators are investigating a fight at Hercules High School earlier this week that may have involved a transgender student.

11/15/2013

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Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

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Repeal Of Calif. Transgender Student Protection Law May Be On 2014 Ballot

Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights say they have collected enough signatures for a ballot measure that would repeal the law.

11/11/2013

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Petition Drive Underway To Overturn Law Giving New Access To Transgender Students

A petition drive is underway to overturn legislation signed into law by the Governor Jerry Brown that would make accommodations for transgendered students in California’s public schools.

10/14/2013

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Calif. Lawmaker Pulls Son From Class Over Transgender Law

A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

08/16/2013

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