Piss Poor Decision

“The move by the Justice and Education departments reverses guidance the Obama administration publicized in May 2016, which said a federal law known as Title IX protects the right of transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities.” Trump just rescinded the Obama rule on transgender students’ bathroom use. So in addition to protecting us from refugees running for their lives, we’re now being protected from the dangerous threat presented by transgender students. We’re better than this. Leave them kids alone.

+ Jackie Evancho, the 16 year-old singer who sang the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration has a transgender sister and hopes to meet with Trump to enlighten him on the issue.

+ Vox: “While bathroom access is very important to trans people, the guidance was about much more — rooted in a discussion about the scope of federal civil rights laws and whether they should and do protect LGBTQ people.”

+ Several states have already vowed to continue protecting transgender rights. Of course, federal guidance is mostly aimed a the states that won’t…

+ Speaking of leaving things in the hands of the states… “South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.”

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