President Obama Insists Public Schools Accommodate Trans Students

Some parents are refusing to allow their children to attends classes in a school district with unisex bathrooms.
1:37 | 05/13/16

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Now to the heated debate spreading across the country. President Obama weighing in on the subject of transgender students. Here's Steve osunsami. Reporter: North of Atlanta, where one school district is already considering these federal guidelines, some parents are threatening to pull their kids from class. They will never set foot in a Fannin county school again. I will stay home every day and homeschool. Reporter: The district is calling for unisex bathrooms, to accommodate transgender students, or letting them choose the bathroom they need. This is about a fear for not having federal funding. Reporter: Even a middle-schooler spoke up at this crowded debate. We shouldn't judge them or discriminate them. Reporter: Xavier Eaton, who's transgender, graduated from the school. I was beaten up by two males who said that if I wanted to look like a guy, they would treat me like a guy. Reporter: The feelings are just as strong in moncks corner, South Carolina. It should not be in the primary school system. Reporter: Sera Guerry is a sophomore, and says the best day of her life was when the principal told her she could use the girls' bathroom. Before I came out at Berkley, nobody knew and I didn't want to compromise that and go to the staff restroom. Reporter: These guidelines aren't law, but there is fear the federal government could withhold funds if school districts and universities don't take them seriously. Tom?

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