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This story was updated Monday night with the results of the school board meeting.

The Williamston School Board voted tonight on two separate policies related to transgender students. Policy 9260: Access to Gender-Segregated Activities and Facilities passed 7-0. And Policy 8011: Gender Identity passed 6-1. Details of both policies can be found here.

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The Williamston Board of Education met for four hours last night, hearing public comment on their proposed policy for transgender and non-conforming students.


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Hurricane Harvey temporarily muted some other key national issues in the last few weeks, but they haven't gone away.  As Congress returns to work this week, one issue before its members will be President Trump’s vow to ban transgender recruits from the military.  WKAR’s Kevin Lavery asks U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) of Flint if Congress could act to override the commander-in-chief’s proposal.


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A new policy at the Michigan Department of Corrections is allowing more transgender inmates to receive transition-related treatments.

The documentary "Real Boy" airs Monday at 10:00 p.m. on WKAR-TV 23 on Monday, June 19. It features the story of a 19-year-old man who is transitioning physically.