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Biden Moves to Reverse DeVos on Transgender Students’ Treatment

Jan. 21, 2021, 10:08 PM

President Joe Biden took the first steps this week to reverse Trump administration policies on the rights of transgender students.

A White House executive order this week says a Supreme Court decision on workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people also applies to schools, housing, and immigration.

The Trump administration withdrew Obama-era guidance on protections for transgender students and said states should decide the matter. Last year, it pressured Connecticut schools over policies granting transgender athletes the ability to compete on teams matching their identity. The Education Department said those policies violated the rights of students assigned female ...

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