Trump Expected To Roll Back Protections For Transgender Students
This is awful!
According to reports, the Trump administration is expected to rescind protections for transgender students, undoing the Obama administration's guidance that instructed public school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their gender identity.
The Hill reports:
The Trump administration on Tuesday will reportedly rescind guidance to schools that bars discrimination against transgender students.
The Washington Blade reported that President Trump has approved a plan for the Justice and Education departments to send a letter to schools rescinding guidance that transgender students be allowed to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
The story quoted Mary Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, in reporting that the guidance would be changed on Tuesday. She cited "reliable sources" in saying that President Trump had "green-lighted" the plan.
“This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” she told the Blade. “I’m angry; I’m outraged. This is about kids who just want to go to school who just want to be themselves, and to hear the president a week or two ago talk about how supportive he is of LGBT people, it’s just outrageous that he go after trans kids this way.”
We'll keep you informed as the story develops.
H/T: The Hill