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Admitting Trans Students to Single-Sex Colleges: Is Current Law on Their Side?


Back in 2012, Georgia resident Roddy Jacobson, enrolled at Mount Holyoke, a prestigious all-women’s college in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  While there, Jacobson, who was assigned female at birth, thought about transitioning to a male identity.

“I think I was dealing with interpersonal issues, and some of them were in relation to being at this ‘all-women’s environment’ and not feeling any connection to that identity beyond biological parts,” Jacobson says, later specifying the feelings as disillusionment. “My sophomore year I was approached by a few trans guys on campus and they invited me to some events. I got into the small trans circles on campus. I opened my mind up about my gender [identity] through that.”

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