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      Transgender Rights Bill Passes California Legislature

      A bill that would allow transgender students to use public restrooms at their schools which{}serve the gender with which they identify has passed the California State Assembly.

      Among other rights, the bill would also allow transgender students to play on school sports teams along with others of their chosen gender.

      "Because somebody is uncomfortable is not a reason to discriminate," , bill sponsor{}Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said to critics in a statement.

      The measure, which passed in a 45-24 vote, heads to the state Senate for consideration next.

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