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School board took wrong path on transgender bathroom argument

Horry County Schools transgender bathroom meeting explodes in conflict

More than 500 people gathered to protest and support Horry County Schools policy on transgender student bathroom use, and while the board was in executive session a conflict broke out between a policy supporter and protestors. The group occasional
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More than 500 people gathered to protest and support Horry County Schools policy on transgender student bathroom use, and while the board was in executive session a conflict broke out between a policy supporter and protestors. The group occasional

I am extremely disappointed in the action taken May 2 by the Horry County School Board to file a brief in support of the Virginia effort to overturn the ruling of the 4th Circuit Court which says transgender students may use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.

Countless, “undisclosed” amounts of taxpayer money and the circuit court ruling aside, the board thought it more important to over-react to a problem that doesn't exist, than to support our transgender students. Transgender youth and adults have been using the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify for a long time without adverse consequences.

According to a board member, the decision was based on the values of people living in this area. Did they determine these values by hearing the hymns or the prayers which drowned out the woman who was attempting to support transgender students during the special session? Shame on them! I am a person of faith. I am praying the board will do the right thing and uphold Title IX.

Melanie Moore, supporter of transgender rights, spoke out at the specially-called Horry County Schools Board of Education meeting where the district voted to support an appeal to Title IX rights. Moore said she spoke out because transgender studen

Nancy Anderson, Conway

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