The Trump administration has revoked the “gender identity” school policy that allows transgendered students to use the bathroom of their choice.
The move is a massive victory for America as a whole as polls showed that two-thirds of the country strongly opposed Obama’s transgender bathroom agenda.
A document submitted to the Supreme Court by the Solicitor General’s office said that the Obama-era directive issued this past May did not “undergo any formal public process” or explain how the directive was “consistent with the express language of Title IX,” the federal law outlawing sex discrimination in education and activities.
“This is an issue best solved at the state and local level,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. “Schools, communities, and families can find — and in many cases have found — solutions that protect all students.”
“Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “The Department of Justice remains committed to the proper interpretation and enforcement of Title IX and to its protections for all students, including LGBTQ students, from discrimination, bullying, and harassment.”
Here’s the letter just released:
The new guidance means that the Trump administration will now “further and more completely consider” the vexing issue of who can use which toilets in public schools.
Both the White House and two federal agencies, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education, jointly issued new administrative guidance withdrawing the Obama order early Wednesday evening.
At a recent press briefing Sean Spicer was asked about this.To which he replied “This is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government.”
Although this is overwhelmingly positive,their are still some in complete anger and rage over this.A few hundred protesters gathered outside the White House on Wednesday evening to protest the decision to do away with the Obama guidance, which has proven deeply unpopular among conservatives.