A lawsuit over a 6-year-old child's bathroom use at a Colorado school is part of an emerging national discussion about how to accommodate transgender children, including whether to allow them to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. School officials offered to let the child, who identifies as a girl, use a separate bathroom, but the child's parents have rejected the offer, saying it would stigmatize her. Openly gay California lawmaker Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has proposed legislation that would guarantee trans students the right to use restrooms or participate on sports teams that correspond with the gender with which they identify.

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