Washington (CNN)The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools.
Secretary of Education DeVos reminded Trump that both he and she had publicly promised to protect all students.
“We have a responsibility to protect every student in America and ensure that they have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement. “This is not merely a federal mandate, but a moral obligation no individual, school, district or state can abdicate.”
This is the same Trump who during the campaign said North Carolina should allow people to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate" and who said it was fine if Caitlyn Jenner used the woman’s bathroom at Trump Tower.
I didn’t expect to be defending Betsy DeVos this soon. But she is correct on this imho. Trump appears to have caved to the religious “right”, listened to Jeff Sessions instead of his Education Secretary and now whether trans kids will be protected could depend solely on the state they live in. Not a wonder LGBT are scared of this Administration.