President Trump is now going after transgender students.
The Justice and Education Departments may be sending a letter to schools to nix guidance allowing transgender students to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
Mary Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, alleges she has “reliable sources” in claiming President Trump gave the go-ahead.
Keisling said, “I’m angry; I’m outraged … it’s just outrageous that he go after trans kids this way.”
A White House spokesperson did not confirm Keisling’s allegations.
Last year, in light of a North Carolina legal battle requiring people to use bathrooms that corresponded to their biological sex assigned at birth, the Obama administration issued a guidance to all public schools to permit transgender students to use whatever bathroom matched the person’s gender identity. The letter was signed by officials at the Justice Department and the Department of Education.
Meanwhile, the White House announced a continued enforcement of an Obama-era executive order protecting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in the workplace.