Trump reverses Obama’s transgender bathroom policies

Trump reverses Obama’s transgender bathroom policies
National News
Posted on 23 Feb 2017

US President Donald Trump and his administration have revoked guidance protecting transgender students in public schools.

The previous Obama administration had introduced the protections but they have now been rescinded by the White House.

Public schools were instructed to allow trans students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Pink News reports: ‘Title IX was used in drafting the guidelines, which were seen as an interpretation of the federal non-discrimination law.’

‘But the new letter from the White House states that the previous guidelines did not “contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language of Title IX, nor did they undergo any formal public process.”

‘But the Trump administration revoked that guidance, the letter stating that the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will not “rely on the views expressed in that guidance, and instead will consider further and more completely the legal issues involved.”

They continued: ‘Despite the administration having officially rescinded the guidance, the letter will have no immediate impact as the guidelines were blocked by a federal court after they were issued.’

‘But as expected, the letter claims that “there must be due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing educational policy.”

‘The US Supreme Court is set to hear the case of Gavin Grimm on 28 March. The trans student sued his school board after he was denied the right to use the boys’ restroom.’


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