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Trump Rescinds Obama Transgender Guidelines

By March 7, 2017Kris Mulliah, LGBT

At Spreadlove™ we keep a beady eye on the new president’s activities and it hasn’t taken long for President Donald Trump to turn his attention to reversing one of former President Obama’s signature initiatives. Trump had claimed, during his election campaign, that he would use his power as president to revoke the guidelines and it looks as though he is making good on that promise.

Obama’s transgender guidelines found both controversy and acclaim in equal measure last May when his administration issued guidelines to schools instructing them to allow transgender pupils to use the bathroom of their choice.

It is worth mentioning that a federal judge had already blocked the guidelines asserting that states, and public schools, should be able to enforce their own guidelines without interference from federal authorities.

The transgender community had once believed they were making progress in their fight to have issues important to their cause recognized by the wider society. However it now faces a fresh battle which is sure to reach the highest courts in the land before it is settled.

What do you think? Are you affected by this issue or do you know someone who is? Comment on our post and leave us your thoughts.

Let’s have a discussion!

xo Spreadlove™

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Jodie says:

    Thanks for speaking out about this, it is terrible that all the progress which has been made is being undone by narrow minded Trump.

    • Kris Mulliah Kris Mulliah says:

      Thanks for your comment, Jodie. At Spreadlove TM we aim to provide a fair and varied range of views.

  • Ruth says:

    As a member of the LGBTQ community this is a disappointment. Currently times are evolving emphasizing inclusion and diversity of beautiful people of all walks of life. Nonetheless it is a minor setback in the cause of human equality. I am certain that we will push forward using legislations to maintain and change policies in favor of the LGBTQ community.

    • Kris Mulliah Kris Mulliah says:

      Hi Ruth and thanks for your comments. We’re also hopeful that the LGBTQ community will continue to press its case and win recognition of issues it faces. We will continue to monitor this and report any updates.

  • Ruth says:

    Thank you Kris and Spreadlove™ for bringing up such a great topic for discussion.