Assemblymember Gloria Issues Statement on Federal Rescission of Transgender Student Protections

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gloria Denounces President’s Heartless Actions, Reaffirms California’s Inclusivity

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement today condemning the rescission of transgender student protections by the federal government.

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“Today, the President and his administration opted to turn their backs on the approximately 150,000 young people who are transgender. There is absolutely no excuse that could justify rescinding protections for innocent children,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “Despite the President’s shameful and heartless actions today, I want all members of our transgender community to know that California will remain a safe and welcoming place for you to be exactly who you are.  Moreover, I will to work closely with my colleagues in the California State Legislature to ensure all of our transgender kids are protected from discrimination and bullying."

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Assemblymember Gloria represents the 78th Assembly District of California and is a former San Diego City Councilmember, San Diego City Council President, and Interim Mayor for the City of San Diego.

Assemblymember Gloria’s official, high-resolution photo can be downloaded here.