The Trump Administration is reportedly set to rescind the Obama Transgender policy in our public schools. The policy mandates every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. While it does not have the force of law behind it, it comes with sever penalties for schools that do not comply.
The Washington Blade reports:
Despite pleas from parents of transgender children and LGBT employees, the Trump administration is set Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Washington Blade on Monday she’s heard from “reliable sources” President Trump has green-lighted the plan for the Justice Department and Education Department to send a “Dear Colleague” letter to schools rescinding the guidance.
“This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” Keisling said. “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.”
Removal of the guidance would fulfill a campaign promise from Trump, who pledged to rescind the guidance after it was issued, but still “protect everybody,” amid outcry from conservative-leaning states. The Trump administration would be moving to rescind the guidance shortly after the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
This is great news for people who believe that schools and more importantly, our children, should not be subject to social reengineering programs. Let’s face it, that’s all this is.
If you have male genitalia you go to the boys room and vice verse. It should matter how you “feel inside” or how you “identify.” Sex is biologically based.
Of course expect a ton of lawsuits by the ACLU and individual students that want to cause a fuss.