The White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said that the new administration will not forcefully defender transgender rights.
In a press briefing Spicer indicated that that President Trump thinks that such issues must be soled by the individual states. Meanwhile, it is believed that the Trump administration is on the cusp of rescinding Obama’s mandate that any school which receives federal funding must treat students’ transgender identity as his or her sex.
“The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Spicer said. “So while there will be further guidance coming out, I think that all you have to do is look at what the president’s view has been for a long time: that this is not something the federal government should be involved in. This is a states’ rights issue.”
During his campaign Donald Trump spoke in support of the HB2 law, dubbed the Bathroom Bill, which, in part, bars cities from passing protections for the LGBTQ community.