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The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids

The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
Source: Steve Helber / AP

The Trump administration issued a new letter on Wednesday: The federal government will no longer stand behind Obama-era guidelines requiring schools to accommodate transgender students based on their gender identity. The new administration is withdrawing two letters, written in 2015 and 2016, in order to “further and more completely consider the legal issues involved.” The Departments of Justice and Education believe “there must be due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing educational policy,” it said.

The letter signals how the Trump administration will handle cases of perceived discrimination against transgender students

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