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Bathroom guidelines for transgender students leave Pence, Ritz at odds

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence Friday said the federal government has “no business” in mandating all public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity. “I have long believed that education is a state and local function,” Pence said in a statement. “Policies regarding the security and privacy […]

Commentary: A zeal for restroom regulation

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Commentary: A zeal for restroom regulation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   DAVIDSON, North Carolina – The waitress at the restaurant rolls her eyes. I’d just asked her about the emergency session North Carolina legislators – like Indiana’s lawmakers, a very conservative and heavily gerrymandered Republican bunch – had convened to adopt a measure banning transgender people from using any restroom that […]