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The Education Department Officially Says It Will Reject Transgender Bathroom Complaints

posted on February 14, 2018

Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden reports, “The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won’t investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity, charting new ground in the Trump administration’s year-long broadside against LGBT rights.” The Trump administration withdrew from the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom access in February 2017, but has since been ambiguous on its official stance. When asked about Title IX, Education Department spokesperson Liz Hill responded that Title IX only prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity. Holden writes, “She added that certain types of transgender complaints may be investigated — but not bathroom complaints.”

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