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US Education Secretary Calls for Repeal of North Carolina, Mississippi Transgender Laws

Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

Asked about the laws at the Education Writers Association national conference in Boston, King called them hateful and said gender identity should be protected.

He said the laws send a problematic message to students and he is calling on state legislatures to repeal them.