Statement: Education Dept. Won't Listen to Transgender Students' Discrimination Complaints

The Education Department has said it will not investigate or take action on any complaints of discrimination filed by transgender students who are not permitted to use the facilities that match their gender identity. 

Statement from Rebecca Isaacs, executive director, Equality Federation

"The Trump Administration's attacks on LGBTQ people and our families just keep getting more cruel. It is unconscionable to tell youth that their complaints of discrimination won't even be heard. Every student in America, including transgender students, should have a fair opportunity to fully participate and succeed in school! We want trans youth to know that they are loved and supported and we are fighting alongside them for equality. All of Equality Federation's state-based member organizations, from Equality Florida to Equality Ohio to Equality California, are proud to support and celebrate transgender and nonbinary youth and their families. We will continue working to make sure every school, town, and state is inclusive and provides a level playing field for everybody."

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