Trump Administration’s Latest Act Puts Transgender Students at Further Risk
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2017
Contact: Kristina Romines
Phone: (202) 265-2405 ext 333
Department of Justice and Department of Education rescission of guidance a blow to human rights
Statement by Sexuality Information and Education Council of United States (SIECUS) President & CEO, Chitra Panjabi:
The harmful rescission of guidance issued under the Obama Administration to schools supporting the rights of transgender students announced by the Department of Justice and Department of Education yesterday leaves many young people vulnerable to discrimination, stigma, and violence. Gender equality and equity are fundamental human rights. Fortunately, there are years of established law providing students protection under Title IX and the policies in many states and school districts that have been put in place to support and protect all students. SIECUS stands with transgender students today and in the days to come to help ensure that the existing policies offering protections are enforced and expanded across the country to guarantee the rights of all students.
SIECUS affirms that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. We advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services. SIECUS works to create a world that ensures social justice and sexual rights.