Trump’s war on Trans

Ben McKeown / Associated Press | r

In post-marriage-equality America, where same-sex couples live openly and increasingly are embraced in their communities, those on the conservative right who once pushed back against gay rights now appear to have shifted their focus to the transgender community,

writes Jaclyn Cosgrove in the Los Angeles Times.

10 states have introduced a flurry of bills to make life tougher for trans students who try to use campus restrooms that match their gender identity. The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students who say they were barred from using restrooms that align with their gender identity.

Alaska and Massachusetts are also considering ballot initiatives that could restrict the freedoms of trans people.

The moves are a direct result of President Trump’s rescinding the Obama administration’s directive that discrimination against transgender students on the basis of gender identity violates Title IX of the American Constitution.