Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trump administration withdraws protections for transgender students
The Hill by Mark Hench --
The Trump administration Wednesday rolled back an Obama-era regulation extending certain protections to transgender students, the latest development in a fierce ongoing public debate.
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued new guidance Wednesday evening rolling back the policies, citing a need to further consider the legal issues.
The guidelines required public schools to allow children to use bathrooms and other facilities that correspond to their gender identities.
“Please note that this withdrawal of these guidance documents does not leave students without protections from discrimination, harassment or bullying," the departments said. "All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.”