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US Education Secretary Calls HB2 ‘Hateful’

U.S. Secretary of Education John King says laws restricting which bathrooms transgender students can use, such as North Carolina’s House Bill 2, should be rolled back, but he stopped short of threatening any loss of federal funding.

“They are hateful laws, and should be repealed,” King told the Education Writers Association conference in Boston on Monday.

He said the laws send “a deeply problematic message to young people in schools and should be changed.”