Trump Lifts Federal Protections For Transgender-Student Bathroom Use

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As of February 22nd, President Trump changed the policy for transgender students allowed to use a bathroom they most identify with—this goes for locker rooms as well.

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This effort reversed the Obama Administration’s May 2016 directive. It’s now on states and school districts to determine if the federal sex-discrimination law is applicable to gender identity.

The Justice and Education departments informed all US school via a letter that previous settings precipitated too much confusion (sometimes lawsuits) on how to implement it. While Trump has removed the old policy, the changes will not pose a threat to anti-bullying safeguards.

More, Obama’s efforts were not legally binding, but transgender-rights advocates pushed it out of concern and ultimately fight discrimination—some saw this as the federal government overstepping their bounds.

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