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PALATINE — The District 211 school board in Palatine voted Thursday night to allow transgender students full access to locker rooms and restrooms.
CBS Chicago reported that the board voted 5-2 to give students full access to facilities.
“We believe it is time now to move forward with this policy, though we would not plan to implement it until the start of second semester in January,” school district Supt. Dan Cates said before the vote, according to the TV station.
LOS ANGELES — A new analysis has shown that 152,000 transgender Americans are on Medicaid, but less than half are in states where Medicaid pays for gender-affirming care.
ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis City Council committee has advanced an ordinance that would ban “conversion therapy” within the city limits.
CHICAGO — Chicago’s Human Rights Commissioner said Wednesday that hate crimes in the city are up 60% this year, especially because of immigration status, sexual orientation and religion.