Why This Transgender Teens Legal Victory Matters

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Although the topic of this article is sensitive it could be appropriate for mature younger readers, as well as high school students.

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You can follow this link to Kids Health's explanation of what it means to be Transgender. There are many stereotypes that exist around sexuality, and it is important to be clear on what terms mean so that you can treat people fairly and respectfully. (This annotation contains a link)
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The reactions of Nicole's fellow students reveal that 
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How might this ruling make things easier for other transgender students?   
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Imagine that you were in Nicole's position and fully felt like a girl. How would this fellow student following you make you feel? 
You can follow this link to find out some strategies for respectful treatment of transgender people that could help prevent bullying and harassment.  (This annotation contains a link)
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The fact that this ruling took 5 years reveals that  
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Have you ever felt singled out because of who you are? How do you feel and react in those situations?   
You can follow this link to see some of the resources available for transgender people.  (This annotation contains a link)
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Why might it be important for all students to feel equal and have equal access to opportunities?   
You can follow this link to a New York Times story about the situation in Colorado. (This annotation contains a link)
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The laws protecting transgender people vary from state to state, and certain states are opposed to passing further non-discrimination laws.  Do you think the states should be left to deal with this issue, or do you think the federal government needs to pass a law that would apply across the country? Explain why you feel that way. 
You can follow this link to the American Civil Liberties Union's page on Transgender rights. (This annotation contains a link)
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Why do you think something that seems so simple is so complex? 
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For more analysis on the importance of this lawsuit you can follow this link to watch a short video.  (This annotation contains a video)