Trump's Rollback of Obama's Transgender Bathroom Rules May Actually Help Democrats Win Future Battles
By Newsweek,Feb. 23, 2017
On Wednesday, the Trump administration decided to rescind protections offered to transgender youth by President Obama. The move was expected, yet painful. Obama’s interpretation of Title IX, the 1972 equity law, would have allowed trans students to use bathrooms and locker rooms “consistent with their gender identity,” as the May 2016 guidance said. Eleven states sued, stifling the new rule. Trump provided the coup de grâce.