Members of the Legislative Committee on Culture and Justice gathered yesterday at the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña for a public hearing on a bill that would offer protection against discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identification and gender expression. Bill 164-34 (LS) was introduced by Sen. Joe San Agustin and Speaker Benjamin Cruz. San Agustin said his inspiration for the bill was prompted during his time on the board of education. He retold the story of a high school student, who had brought his personal experience of discrimination to the board seeking reimbursement from the school because he had arrived at prom dressed as a female and was denied attendance. The student asked if there was any policy prohibiting what he had done, but discovered there was none.
November 13 / Guam Daily Post