The Trump administration has gone back on federal guidelines that give trans students the right to use the public washrooms at school of the gender the identify with.
Under the Obama administration, the guidelines stated
Prohibiting transgender students from using facilities which match their gender violates federal anti-discrimination laws on the basis of sex.
Now that Trump is in, it appears that the Supreme Court to disregard memos on transgender student rights.
This is scary for many reasons. Steps were being taken in the right direction. Forcing a teen to use a washroom that doesn’t match the gender they identify with will cause bullying, harassment and even violence.
When word got out that this was happening, people took to the internet to voice their concerns and support for Trans Youth
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2017
Trans kids drop out of school & commit suicide b/c of bullying. Now we can add the Secretary of Education and President 2 list of bullies.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 23, 2017