Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join Us
Site Search
Legal Flash
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   

 

View all (902) posts »
 

U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

Posted By Paula Collis, Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue. The declaration — signed by Justice and Education department officials — will describe what schools should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against.

It does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.

Read the whole story at NY Times

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
 
more Latest News
more Calendar

1/11/2018
You Asked for it -- You Got it! Labor and Employment Law Annual Update

Recent Recognitions
Richard KondaProfessional Lawyer of the Year 2015
Hon. Erica R. Yew2016 Jurist of the Year

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal