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Trump Reportedly Set to Roll Back Protections for Transgender Students

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On Tuesday, the Trump administration will reportedly rescind guidance to America’s schools that bars discrimination against transgender students.

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved a plan for the Justice Department and Education Department to send a letter to schools rescinding guidance that transgender students be permitted to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Mary Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, cited “reliable sources” in saying that the President had “green-lighted” the plan to the Washington Blade.

She explained,

“This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people. 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.”

Despite her claims, the White House has yet to confirm Keisling’s the allegations. Why House spokeswoman Kelly Love said, “we have nothing to add to this report right now, but will keep you posted if anything changes.”

Last year, the Obama administration issued a guidance to public school districts across the nation, telling them to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom aligns with their gender identity rather than their birth sex. The letter was signed by officials at both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice.

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