U.S. Dept. of Education to Refuse Hearing Transgender Student Bathroom Usage Complaints

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Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education (Source: U.S. Department of Education)

“Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX,” Hill said. “In the case of bathrooms, however, long-standing regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX,” Liz Hill, U.S. Department of Education spokesperson.

Earlier today, Buzzfeed News reported that a U.S. Department of Education spokesperson has finally determined their policy (under consideration for nearly a year) and will not consider transgender student bathroom complaints.   This marks yet another attack on the civil rights of transgender persons and the greater LGBTQ community by the Trump Administration.

For thorough coverage of this issue from Buzzfeed News, check out their story HERE.