The legislation, AB 1266, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today, making California the first state in the nation to give transgender public school kids in K-12 these rights.
The new law also allows transgender students to choose whether they want to play boys' or girls' sports.
While supporters say the law will help reduce bullying and discrimination, some local Republican lawmakers are not too happy.
Assemblywoman Melendez said in a blog on Patch, "I find this law to be a violation of the safety, security and privacy of the very youth we have been elected to protect.
"I do not believe our schools should be used as a test bed for societal experiments," she continued.And then there is Assemblyman Tim Donnelly out of San Bernardino County. One of his sons is leaving public school because of the new law, according to a report from The Press-Enterprise.
“My 13- and 16-year-old boys were horrified at the idea of sharing a bathroom and locker room with a member of the opposite sex, after having discussed AB 1266 with them. While trying to address a concern of less than 2 percent of the population, California is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent," Donnelly wrote on the website WND.