In New Jersey a trans bill has to make it by the Governor who is anti-trans…
Transgender student bill passes, heads to Christie's deskIt is going to be hard to get the bill beyond the governor, in 2016 he veto a similar bill…
By Adam Clark and Sophie Nieto-Munoz
June 29, 2017
TRENTON -- A proposal that would provide key protections for transgender students in public schools earned final approval from state lawmakers Thursday and now heads to Gov. Chris Christie for consideration.
Under the bill (A4652), schools would be expressly told that they are not allowed to force transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity. Instead, schools would be mandated to provide "reasonable alternative arrangements."
Schools would also be required to ensure that transgender students are addressed at school by the name and pronoun they prefer, regardless of whether a legal name change has occurred.
Christie: I likely wouldn't sign transgender bathroom law in N.J.I don’t think there is enough support in the legislature to override his veto.
By Brent Johnson
April 24, 2016
PISCATAWAY -- As debate continues over a controversial North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using public bathrooms for the gender they identify with, Gov. Chris Christie said he hasn't read the law but he'd be unlikely to support a similar move in New Jersey.
"It strikes me as not something I'd sign here in New Jersey," the Republican governor said during a news conference at Rutgers University on Friday. "But I don't know all the specifics of it. So I don't want to assail another piece of legislation I haven't even read."
"But the sense of what I've read from what you all have written about it is that it's not something I would support here," Christie added.