Maloney Condemns Trump Administration’s Reversal of Landmark Transgender Education Guidance

Feb 23, 2017
Press Release

Following the announcement that the Departments of Education and Justice have rescinded joint guidance confirming the sex nondiscrimination provision of Title IX applies to transgender students, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement:

“The revocation of this guidance by the Education and Justice Departments shows a severe lack of concern for the safety of transgender students and goes against nearly 15 years of court and agency opinions that sex discrimination protections include gender identity discrimination protections. The federal government should be committed to protecting equal access to education for all students, not undermining it. No student should face barriers to an education simply because of who they are and no student’s dignity should be a political issue. I will be working with my fellow colleagues in the Equality Caucus to oppose and reverse this harmful decision.”