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SPLC statement on Trump administration ending federal protection for transgender students

The Trump administration tonight showed a few more of its true colors, and they are decidedly not the colors of the rainbow.

By rescinding federal guidance from the Departments of Justice and Education that helped to ensure equal educational opportunities for transgender students, the administration has contributed to the baseless hysteria and panic that puts so many vulnerable transgender youth at risk.

But we don’t need Jeff Sessions or Betsy DeVos to tell us whether these young people deserve protection. We know that they deserve protection, as well as equality and respect, and we know that Title IX and the U.S. Constitution demand it. We will continue to fight for transgender students in classrooms and school board meetings and courtrooms throughout the country, and we will prevail.