The so-called “bathroom battle” erupted after North Carolina in March became the first US state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that match the sex on their birth certificate, rather than the gender by which they identify. ; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Today the Obama Administration announced that all schools must allow transgender students to use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
The move comes amid a legal fight with North Carolina over its law which says people must use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates.
Brad Sears, Executive Director of The Williams Institute at UCLA Law, joined Take Two to explain what the White House’s message to schools means for California.