Kentucky Education Commissioner resigns in protest against anti-trans law

The Kentucky Education Commissioner is leaving the job over a new law.

Commissioner Jason Glass has announced his early departure from his position due to the state’s recently passed anti-trans law. In a statement, Glass expressed his refusal to be involved in implementing a law he perceives as “dangerous and unconstitutional” for the LGBTQIA community.

“I do not wish to be part of implementing the dangerous and unconstitutional anti-LGBTQIA law that the legislature passed this last session,” Jason Glass said to the media. “So, it is time for me to move on.”

The law, known as Senate Bill 150, prohibits the Kentucky Department of Education from issuing guidance on certain trans rights topics, restricts discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms, and blocks access to gender-affirming medical treatments for trans youths. Glass has been a frequent target of criticism from Republicans due to his support of gender affirming practices.

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