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'You are abetting the sin:' Students, residents fired up over transgender bathrooms

WSET Lynchburg logo WSET Lynchburg 7/9/2021 Alessandra Young

A lot of folks turned out at Bedford County's school board meeting Thursday night for one main topic.

One after another spoke during the public comment section about transgender bathrooms. Most were concerned about those assigned male at birth using the girls' room.

A student at Forest Middle School says she and her friends feel as if it is a safety issue to change bathrooms. She, along with many others, also brought religion into the mix.

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"Changing your gender is considered to be a sin and you are saying God has made a mistake with your gender. By allowing this rule to be passed, you are abetting the sin," said the student. 

This was public comment only so there was no board discussion.

Calls to see if and when the board is set to discuss transgender policies were not returned. 

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