Obama's 'trans' ideology for schools lives on?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

transgender high school bathroomA writer at a conservative think tank is wondering if the Trump administration will have the conviction to push back against the transgender policy the Obama administration imposed on America's public schools.

The Obama-instituted policy instructed schools to open restrooms, locker rooms, sleeping quarters, and probably sports teams to students of both sexes. Even though the Trump administration rescinded the May 2016 policy, Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project says it's not clear how far those in the Department of Education will go in reversing the old policy.

"But there's clearly sentiment within the Department – even to the very top – for at least maintaining some aspects of the Obama policy," she alleges. She cites as evidence a letter submitted in June 2017 by Candice Jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights in the DOE's Office for Civil Rights.

Robbins says the guidelines issued by the current administration are murky and leave those concerned with the matter scratching their heads.

Robbins, Jane (APP)"It was written very much as a political document, as though they were trying to go far enough to satisfy conservatives without going so far that the LGBT [activists], who are very powerful and very loud, would excoriate them for it," she explains.

People on both sides of the issue are confused, Robbins adds. But in a column co-written by Robbins, she contends that "until policy-makers and the public realize the factual and moral bankruptcy of transgender ideology, pressure will continue to mount to normalize the tragically abnormal."

OneNewsNow reported recently that parents in Delaware were successful in pushing back a proposed policy in their state that an opposing group described as "an example of the direct conflict between transgender ideology and parental authority."

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