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Bjorn Mustard of Chesapeake, Va., (left) says he felt depressed and uncomfortable before coming out as transgender. Brian Hopkins of Mathews County, Va., (right) says he believes transgender teens are confused and he supports rolling back protections for transgender students. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen, at home in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time, deciding whether the school board may block Grimm from using the boys' bathroom at his high school. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Signs are posted outside Santee High School's gender neutral restrooms at its campus in Los Angeles on May 4. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill in Durham, North Carolina. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Before North Carolina, There Were Other Contentious 'Bathroom Bill' Fights

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A new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at a high school in Seattle. President Obama's directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students has been controversial in some places, leading 11 states to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in response. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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In an interview with NPR's Robert Seigel, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory defended the controversial HB2 law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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N.C. Gov. McCrory Claims 'Political Left' Fed Emergence Of Transgender Issues

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Jose Lara, dean of Santee High School in Los Angeles, talks about the transgender issue beside the school's gender-neutral restrooms. Schools have new governmental guidance on the issue provided by the Justice and Education departments. Mark Ralston/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Sends Schools Guidance On Transgender Access To Bathrooms

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A student boards a Fort Worth Independent School bus in Texas in 2009. The new district superintendent is facing criticism for issuing guidelines on supporting transgender students. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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