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New Petition Calls For Dorchester Schools to Not Allow Transgender Bathrooms

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Screenshot of the petition (Petition: IPetitions.com) Screenshot of the petition (Petition: IPetitions.com)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- A new petition began circulating on the internet Monday that is addressed to the Dorchester County Board of Education.

The petition calls for no transgender bathrooms or locker rooms in Dorchester County schools.  The petition had more than 100 signatures as of Tuesday, with a goal of 5,000 signatures.  The description says, "We feel as though it is an infringement of our our rights as parents to be able to send our children to public schools and be insured of their privacy and safety when using school restrooms and locker rooms."

The school board has not made a decision as to how they will handle the issue, and they say the petition could play a part in that process.

"We certainly understand all the sensitivities on both sides of the question," said Superintendent Dr. Henry Wagner.  "Now our board will take into account the feedback from the community in the form of the petition.  Our board will take into account the guidance that the Maryland State Department of Education has given."

Wagner said the school board would also be in discussion with legal counsel on how to best handle the delicate issue in Dorchester county.

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