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Melee Breaks Out Over Gender-Neutral Bathroom in L.A. School

Melee Breaks Out Over Gender-Neutral Bathroom in L.A. School


An anti-LGBT group protesting a gender-neutral bathroom were confronted by angry students on Tuesday.

A group of homophobic, transphobic individuals upset over a new gender-neutral restroom at the Santee Education Complex in Los Angeles made their feelings clear during a Tuesday protest, but received a furious response from the student body.

Holding up signs saying "Home Sex is Sin" and riling up the crowd with a bullhorn, the protesters were confronted by students after classes ended Tuesday afternoon. Video shows a scuffle breaking out, though no one was injured, according to Los Angeles TV station, KABC. There were also reports of students hurling objects at the anti-LGBT group, prompting police to be called.

By the time officers arrived, the protesters had left the scene and no one was arrested or detained. Watch video of the incident below.

The gender-neutral bathroom opened earlier this month. The restroom features 15 stalls and is open to everyone; the school's Gay-Straight Alliance advocated for the facility, noting that many students identify as neither male nor female.

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