Transgender Bathroom Rights Rollback

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Current Events
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Images

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Images

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine President Trump’s recent efforts to revert former president Barack Obama’s protection of transgender access to bathrooms.

Last Wednesday, in the latest development in the so-called “bathroom debate,” President Trump rolled back protections for transgender students that allowed them to use whichever bathroom corresponds to their gender identity, rather than to their biological sex. According to Trump, the protections, put into place under the Obama administration, were not issued appropriately. He wrote instead that it should be up to each individual state and school district to decide its own bathroom policy.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

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