SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A transgender high school student traveled to the California capitol Wednesday to make his case to Gov. Jerry Brown. The argument -- people should be able to play either girls or boys sports based on the gender they identify with.
With more than 6,000 signatures collected, 16-year-old Ashton Lee turned in a petition to Governor Brown urging him to sign a bill that he says would make school a lot better for him and other transgender students.
"It'll let me be a regular boy at my school," he said.
The Legislature sent Governor Brown a measure that would allow transgender students in California public schools, from kindergarten through high school, to use the restrooms and locker rooms and join sports teams of the gender they identify with.
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