Tuesday, February 21, 2017

White House On Transgender Protections: "This Is A States' Rights Issue"

Yesterday, I posted about a possible change in direction from the Federal government regarding the rights of transgender students to use public bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Today, The Washington Blade's White House correspondent, Chris Johnson, asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer if the Trump administration would rescind Obama era guidance on the issue.

Spicer told reporters, "The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states' rights issue, and not one for the federal government."

So, somehow, whether or not you can use the bathroom you identify with depends on what state you live in?

Spicer also said there would be weighing in further with new guidance on the issue as well as "the case that's in front of the Supreme Court," referring to transgender Virginia student, Gavin Grimm.

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