Trump Admin Won’t Support Transgender Students’ Bathroom Access

HeadlineFeb 13, 2018
 h10 gender neutral bathroom

Back in the United States, the Trump administration has acknowledged it won’t investigate complaints filed by transgender students who are barred from using bathrooms matching their gender identity. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, an official with the the Department of Education argued that transgender students are not protected by Title IX—a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex. In a statement, Eliza Byard, the director of the LGBTQ student rights group GLSEN, said the Trump administration’s “cruel new policy flies in the face of the highest court rulings on this issue, which found unequivocally that denying transgender students appropriate bathroom access is a violation of Title IX.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop