DNC on New Anti-Transgender Student Education Policy
February 12, 2018
In response to a new report that the U.S. Department of Education will refuse to investigate or take action on complaints filed by transgender students restricted from using the restroom of their choice, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta issued the following statement:
“In the last year, the Trump administration has rolled back critical protections for the LGBTQ community, and today’s decision by Betsy DeVos is no different. By refusing to take action on complaints filed by transgender students denied the right to use bathrooms that match their gender identities, DeVos is willingly undermining Title IX and turning her back on individuals facing institutional discrimination.
“Despite the ouster of Virginia’s “chief homophobe” by a transgender woman and losing the North Carolina governor’s mansion following backlash against the state’s “bathroom bill,” Republicans haven’t learned that their far-right, anti-LGBT agenda is out of step with Americans across the country who will hold them accountable come November.”