Betsy Devos’s Education Department Confirms That They Won’t Protect Trans Students’ Bathroom Rights Under Title IX

Last year, Betsy Devos’s Department of Education rescinded Obama-era guidelines regarding the rights of transgender students. Those guidelines interpreted Title IX, which bans discrimination “on the basis of sex,” as protecting trans students’ rights to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.

At the time, Devos equivocated a bit about what this action meant. The guidelines were rescinded, she said because they represented a “top-down approach” that...

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