Sunday, May 12, 2024

Donald Trump promises to roll back protections for trans students 'on day one' if he is elected

Yet another reason why November's election is important to the LGBTQ community. Trump promises to reverse protections for trans students is bad enough in itself. But if you think the rest of us in the community aren't going to be targeted, you're being very naive. We can stop this before it happens, if we do the right thing. No need to march en masse in the streets after the fact if we took the time to march en masse to the voting booth in November.

From The Hill:

Former President Trump said Friday he would roll back transgender student protections enacted last month by the Biden administration “on day one” of his presidency if he is reelected in November. The Education Department in April unveiled a final set of sweeping changes to Title IX, the federal civil rights law preventing sex discrimination in schools and education programs that receive government funding. The new regulations, which are slated to take effect Aug. 1, cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time. 

 “We’re gonna end it on day one,” Trump said Friday during an appearance on “Kayal and Company,” a conservative talk radio show in Philadelphia. “Don’t forget, that was done as an order from the president. That came down as an executive order. And we’re gonna change it — on day one it’s gonna be changed.”

 President Biden in a 2021 executive order wrote that “all students should be guaranteed an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, which encompasses sexual violence, and including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

 “For students attending schools and other educational institutions that receive Federal financial assistance, this guarantee is codified, in part, in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,” Biden wrote in the executive order, which formally charged the Education Department with overhauling Title IX regulations instituted under Trump

. “Tell your people not to worry about it,” Trump told hosts Nick Kayal and Dawn Stensland on Friday, referring to the new Title IX rule. “It’ll be signed on day one. It’ll be terminated.”

Editor's note - Donald Trump's promise to reverse protections for trans students is an opportunity to remind the LGBTQ community and everyone in general how much of a liar he is. When he ran for president in 2016, he promised to fight for us. 

After he was elected, his policies were just the opposite. And he didn't even bother to give an explanation because the media generally didn't give enough of a damn to demand one. But I kept "receipts." Listed below are just a few.

News brief special - Trump, religious right team up in attempt to devastate LGBTQ equality, health, and wellness