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Trump Admin Won’t Support Transgender Students’ Bathroom Access

HeadlineFeb 13, 2018

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.”

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