Trump Drops Obama’s Transgender School Agenda

Director of Human Rights Campaign: “It’s a very clear signal” —>


WASHINGTON ( – President Trump is signaling he won’t force public schools to adopt Obama’s transgender bathroom guidance mandating students be allowed in opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms.

The White House filed a motion Friday Feb. 10 with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively keeping in place a nationwide injunction that blocked Obama’s transgender bathroom “guidance” until the Supreme Court addresses the issue in March. A challenge to the injunction late last year by the Obama administration had been scheduled to go before the court this week but was canceled by Friday’s filing.

Sarah Warbelow, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, expressed disappointment over the filing. “Our concern is that it’s a very clear signal that at a minimum the Department of Justice — and possibly more broadly throughout the Trump administration — will not protect transgender students.”


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