What People Are Saying About Trump’s Likely Move to Roll Back Obama’s Protections For Trans Kids


Under President Barack Obama, an order came down mandating that schools allow trans kids to use the bathroom that most closely aligns with their gender identity. Reports now indicate that Donald Trump‘s White House is gearing up to change that.

Reactions vary, but the opposition to this likely move is very strong.

Notably, according to the Washington Post, which obtained a draft of the letter that will rescind the Obama guidance if and when it is sent to schools today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was opposed to rolling back the protections. The Trump administration moved forward with the plan anyway, citing “significant litigation” caused by the original guidance.

At the beginning of the month, reports indicated that it was Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner who were able to talk the president and his team out of rolling back protections for others in the LGBT community. It remains to be seen if they can or will do that again now.

[image via John Arehart]


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