Transgender students may participate in sex-segregated school programs

Current California law already protects students from discrimination in education based on sex and gender identity, but many school districts do not understand and are not presently in compliance with their obligations to treat transgender students the same as all other students in the specific areas addressed in  CA AB 1266 of 2013 relating to sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions and use of facilities consistent with his or her gender identity.

Both Los Angeles and San Francisco had developed policies relating to transgender and gender variant students in order to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all students, ensuring each student has equal access to the district’s education programs and activities. 

AB 1266 was supported by the California State PTA, the ACLU, and the San Francisco Unified School Distirct, among others.