Vancouver’s school board passed a revised policy on the treatment of transgender students, overcoming opposition from critics who were largely drawn from the city’s Chinese Christian community.
The policy includes recommendations that schools introduce gender-neutral washrooms and allow transgender students to dress as they feel appropriate.
Staff are also urged to protect the students’ rights to decide who gets to know about their status.
Critics saw the policy as usurping parents’ rights to raise their children as they saw fit.
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