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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boyd Student and Alumnus Vote Against Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’

Boyd student and Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson recently shared his thoughts about Nevada Assembly bill, AB 375, which would require transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex.

The article, titled “Assembly rejects transgender ‘bathroom bill’,” appeared in the April 22 edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal, and also mentions Boyd alumnus and Republican Assemblyman Derek Armstrong ’10. 

The article reads: “Assembly members voted against AB 375 on a mainly party-line vote on Tuesday night. Five Assembly Republicans and all Democrats voted against the measure. …Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson, a law student at Las Vegas-based Boyd School of Law, said the measure could meet legal hurdles if passed. ‘This bill is a bill in search of a solution to a nonexistent state problem,’ he said during the hearing. ‘It will be litigated, and it will cost the state money.’”

The article continues: “Republican Assembly members Pat Hickey, Derek Armstrong, Glenn Trowbridge, Robin Titus and Melissa Woodbury voted against the measure.”