Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Via Billy

Trump Transgender

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate.

The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized by Republicans as an example of overreach.

Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex.

"This is an issue best solved at the state and local level," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said.

"Schools, communities and families can find — and in many cases have found — solutions that protect all students."

More @ AP

2 comments:

  1. It's amazing how he's doing just as he said he'd do.

    No one's ever seen a politician like this, lol. States' rights solves a lot of problems to sure. Don't like one state's decision, then just move next door to a different state you like more. That's a lot better than rioting and fighting.

    How a boy can claim to be a girl so as to be allowed to shower with girls is a mystery to me. That sounds like something of a teenage boy's dream, teenage girl's nightmare.

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    1. Yes and he's leaving the liberals befuddled. :)

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