The Trump administration has sent a letter to schools across the nation withdrawing the transgender agenda imposed by former President Barack Obama – the requirement that boys who identify as girls be allowed to use girls’ showers, restrooms and other sex-specific facilities.
In a “Dear Colleague” letter dated Wednesday, the Trump administration abandoned the overreach from the Obama administration that claimed back in the 1970s, when Title IX was being adopted, Congress had in mind that girls’ facilities should be open to boys to say they are girls, and vice versa.
“These [Obama] guidance documents take the position that the prohibitions on discrimination ‘on the basis of sex’ in Title IX … require access to sex-segregated facilities based on gender identity. These guidance documents do not, however, contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language of Title IX, nor did they undergo any formal public process,” the letter said.
So “the Department of Justice and the Department of Education are withdrawing” the Obama mandates.