Wednesday, February 22, 2017

President Trump rightly lifts Obama's foolsih transgender bathroom guidance, makes it a matter for states


Thank God!
  Sanity is back again at the White House.  President Obama wasted a lot of our time making this a Federal issue.  Let the states decide what they want to do with their bathrooms. 
AP reports transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate.

The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized by Republicans as an example of overreach.

Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex.

"This is an issue best solved at the state and local level," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. "Schools, communities and families can find - and in many cases have found - solutions that protect all students."

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