LGBT students now face a patchwork of states rights

On Wednesday The Trump administration canceled the Obama Administration’s federal guidelines on locker rooms and bathrooms.
These requirements set down by the Obama government required schools to allow Transgendered persons to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. That has now gone away.
Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex. The Obama guidance did not sufficiently explain how federal sex discrimination law known as Title IX also applies to gender identity, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
In a letter to the nation’s schools, the Justice and Education departments said the earlier guidance “has given rise to significant litigation regarding school restrooms and locker rooms. The agencies withdrew the guidance to “in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved. Anti-bullying safeguards would not be affected by the change, according to the letter. “All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment,” it said.
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