Toronto Star

Transgende­r pupils lose to states’ rights


Transgende­r students on Wednesday lost federal protection­s that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

The administra­tion came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characteri­zed as overreach.

Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimina­tion law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex.

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