For the first time in history, the federal government is standing behind transgender employees who say they've been discriminated against because of their gender identity.
Alex Wilson says administrators at Pinellas Technical Education Center forbade her from using the women's restroom, instead requiring she use the one single-stall bathroom on campus, or the school would press charges against her.
The measure, the first of its kind in the nation, now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
A landmark ruling from the Colorado Division of Civil Rights is the first in the nation to decide in favor of transgender youth using the facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which administers health benefits, will make the coverage available January 1.