Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, signed the bill into law in October.
“A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” she said. “But I really disagree with most of his views.”
“He didn’t care, or at least we thought he didn’t care, and that’s what’s really difficult for us because we thought he didn’t care.”
School officials told the 16-year-old that if he continued using the men's restroom he would be disciplined.
A student at St. Francis of Assisi School in Baltimore was forced to remove her LGBTQ+ Pride T-shirt in front of everyone at a church service.
“We have to celebrate these children. Reading a book with a transgender theme does not make kids transgender, but it does make transgender kids feel empowered.”
The two Indiana boys were not allowed to use the male restrooms by school district employees and have repeatedly been referred to by their birth names, according to the lawsuit.