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Mississippi Reverses Position on Transgender Bathroom Policy

Although the state initially supported federal recommendations for schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choosing, the Mississippi Department of Education reversed its stance to align with state conservative leaders.

A sticker in the women's restroom at the Dallas Convention Center placed by the Jared Woodfill campaign on May 12, 2016

Although the state initially supported recommended federal guidelines for schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choosing, the Mississippi Department of Education reversed its stance to align with state conservative leaders. Gov. Phil Bryant joined the chorus of protests, calling on education leaders to buck what he called federal coercion. Formal withdrawal of support will come after the board meets to discuss the situation. (The Associated Press)

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