Trump administration takes big step back from Obama’s transgender bathroom rules

Trump administration takes big step back from Obama’s transgender bathroom rules

Tré Goins-Phillips, The Blaze - 13 Feb 2017

"In a clear shift away from his predecessor, President Donald Trump’s White House has asked a judge to cancel a crucial hearing in a legal appeal over an Obama-era rule regarding transgender bathroom use.

Former President Barack Obama issued a controversial administrative rule in May 2016 extending Title IX protections to transgendered individuals, ensuring their right to use the bathroom they claim aligns with their gender identity.

Had state-funded schools, colleges and universities not complied with the directive, it could put public institutions at risk of losing federal funding."

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