Department of Education reverses stance on transgender bathroom - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Department of Education reverses stance on transgender bathroom usage

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Department of Education has reversed its stance on the bathrooms transgender students should use.

The department says it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, rather than their physical gender.

The Obama administration believed that federal law banning sex discrimination also protects transgender students, but the current administration says the law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity.

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