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Obama plans public schools transgender decree

Posted: 8:31 PM, May 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-12 22:46:31-04
Obama plans public schools transgender decree

While the feds and North Carolina officials litigate transgender rights, the Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping decree telling public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, reports the New York Times.

The Justice and Education Departments' letter expected to be distributed to school districts Friday, describes how schools should prevent discrimination.

Schools that do not follow the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or even a loss of federal aid.

In a blog post accompanying the letter, Justice and Education department officials said the decree was issued in the wake of inquiries from educators, parents, and students from across the country.