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Aurora Regino meets with judge in Sacramento

FILE — Outside the Chico Unified School District offices. (KRCR)
FILE — Outside the Chico Unified School District offices. (KRCR)
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Aurora Regino and her legal team met with a judge in Sacramento Tuesday afternoon, but no decision has been met just yet.

The ongoing legal battle finds Regino against the Chico School District.

She claims her then eleven-year-old daughter told a Sierra View Elementary School counselor she “felt like a boy”.

According to Regino, her daughter was then given a boy’s name and identity the same day, without her knowledge.

According to Regino's reps, the judge said a ruling will be made “soon”, but Regino’s team isn’t sure how long that will be.

The case has sparked debate not only in Chico but around the nation about parental rights and school guidelines.

Local Republican Congressman Doug LaMalfa spoke about the issue taking place in his district.

“Aurora, who I have met with, is perfectly within her rights to be outraged by this,” LaMalfa said, speaking virtually from Washington. “Parents have the ability to know now in rare cases, you would see where it happens where there’s an abusive situation at home maybe kids need to be protected in other areas of abuse, but a transition from one sex to another is just completely over the line."

After meeting with parents and consulting with experts at the last school district board meeting, school officials tabled any action until they've had more conversations with legal counsel.

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The current recommendation from the California Board of Education states that children 12 and older have a right to confidentiality at schools under certain conditions though legally it is not clear whether that confidentiality applies to gender identity.

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