Why Trump Wants to Revoke Obama's Guidance on Transgender Bathrooms
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.
"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.
Microsoft has today revealed March's Games with Gold titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and I'll be honest, I'm a little confused. Evolve: Ultimate Edition includes the base game The Monster Expansion Pack, Hunting Season 1 DLC and Hunting Season 2 DLC.
A SENIOR minister last night warned MPs that they threatened national security by trying to block Donald Trump's state visit. Trump might get his parade with Queen Elizabeth and his state banquet in Buckingham Palace someday while in office .
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Torres' wife and Cristina, for whom an anticorruption group was asking for 8 years of jail each, were absolved by the court. Urdangarin's final sentence is less than a third of what public prosecutors originally demanded - 19 and a half years.
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Some 700 foreign guests and representatives of pro-Palestinian organisations are also taking part in the two-day event in Tehran. Ayatollah Khamenei also said that resistance's success has lain in "imposing a war of attrition on the enemy".
Gettleman was in the Giants' front office when Cruz was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of MA in 2010. While it's sad for fans to see one of their favorite players go, it's an understandable move from the Giants perspective.
Le Pen aide charged in European Parliament jobs probe
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Burger King and Tim Hortons owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8 bln
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More Rain In Store After 2 Killed In California Storms
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One dead, 20 injured as train derails in Belgium
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