Maybe it was the 800+ people that came out to the library to hear the reading of "I Am Jazz," that got their attention.
'We will teach tolerance': After community debate, Mount Horeb School Board approves transgender measuresI wonder what Liberty Counsel is going to do now, are they going to throw a hissy fit and sue?
Wisconsin State Journal
By Doug Erickson
December 8, 2015
MOUNT HOREB -- In a matter of minutes and with little comment, Mount Horeb School Board members late Monday unanimously approved new measures to accommodate transgender students, quickly dispensing with a controversial issue that has consumed the community for more than two weeks.
The new measures grant transgender students access to the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their new gender identities. Additionally, the students will be permitted to participate in physical education classes and intramural sports "in a manner consistent with" their gender identities.
The board also added "transgender status" to the district's nondiscrimination policy as a protected category.
From there, the issue snowballed. Last Wednesday, about 200 people attended an early-morning, student-initiated reading of "I Am Jazz" outside Mount Horeb High School. That evening, nearly 600 people filled the village's public library for a reading of the book by co-author Jessica Herthel, who flew in from California to support the family.