Sunday, February 18, 2018
Trump administration rolls back special protections for transgender students in public schools
Under the Trump administration, the Education department no longer reviews transgender student bathroom complaints in public schools, according to a Washington Post story here.
The Trump administration roles back an Obama interpretation, and says that Civil Rights law applies only to biological sex when it comes to public facilities. However it encourages states and school systems to fine tune their own policies and to provide reasonable and orderly processes, under supervision, for transgender students to announce genuine gender status change. Some states may not be willing to do this, but the federal government, unlike other civil rights issues, will not make them now.