The U.S. Department of Justice Just Rolled Back Protections for Trans Students

The U.S. Department of Justice Just Rolled Back Protections for Trans Students

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a request to halt an Obama administration order protecting the rights of trans students. In particular, the order gave students the right to use the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity.

Pink News writes:

The order came about after Judge Reed O’Connor blocked trans-affirming education guidelines from being implemented.

However, in response to this ruling the DOJ submitted a request that the halt in the implementation of the guidance would only apply in the states led by Texas that sought the injunction, rather than nationwide.

Now, Trump’s admission has undone the agreement by announcing that the department would withdraw this request, thus jeopardising trans students across America.

When he was running for president, Donald Trump touted himself as a pro-LGBTQ conservative by awkwardly dangling a rainbow flag upside down. His administration’s actions show the truth: despite his unorthodox background, he’s just another queerphobic conservative bigot.

 

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