Why Trump Wants to Revoke Obama's Guidance on Transgender Bathrooms

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that further guidance is expected to be released on how the administration plans to deal with the issue of transgender bathrooms in schools but that President Trump believes issues like it should be dealt with at the federal level.

Civil rights advocates said the possible rollback of protection would represent a significant setback for the gay rights movement, which made enormous gains under President Barack Obama, the New York Times reported.

"Ms. DeVos initially resisted signing off on the order and told President Trump that she was uncomfortable with it, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions ..." If true, the Justice Department and Education Department would notify schools of the change in policy via a "Dear Colleague" letter.

Spicer announced that there would be "further guidance" coming soon on the issue from the administration. She has also inserted language saying that schools must protect transgender students from bullying, which the newspaper said was due to her concerns about the high rates of suicide among transgender teens.

"The Trump administration needs to know that trans students, our families, and our allies will not stand for this callous attack on trans children", says the page for the event, which is being organized by the National Center for Transgender Equality and begins at 6 p.m.

Earlier this month, just one day after Jeff Sessions was sworn as Trump's attorney general, the U.S. Department of Justice sought permission to delay a hearing on a motion - filed previous year - asking federal district judge Reed O'Connor to ease a preliminary injunction striking down Obama's guidance on bathroom and shower use in public schools.

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"It is disheartening that the Trump administration's first proposed education action would be created to make students less safe", said Bob Farrace of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The case to which Spicer referred is that of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who sued his school board in Virginia after a rule change mandated students use restrooms that align with their biological sex rather than their gender identity.

And as Trump criticized laws that would bar people from using the restroom which corresponds with their gender identity while on the campaign trail, multiple social conservatives criticized the then-Republican presidential candidate. "I'd like to see the states make that decision", he said at the time.

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump said transgender students should be allowed to use whichever bathroom "they feel is appropriate".

During his long run for the White House, presidential candidate Trump took a laissez-faire attitude toward the issue - a policy of letting matters take their own course, without interfering.

Even if the USA government rescinds the guidance, transgender advocates have insisted students are still able to sue under Title IX if they feel they've experienced discrimination as a result of their gender identity - unless, of course, the Supreme Court rules that isn't the case as a result of pending litigation. Doing so was consistent with federal court and administrative agency rulings in similar contexts that happened prior to the guidance. He also said that those directives violated the rights of other students, especially girls who may have suffered from sexual abuse in the past and do not want to be exposed to male anatomy.

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