New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed a new move by President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools.
“President Trump’s decision to rescind anti-discrimination protections for transgender students is yet another cruel move by an administration committed to divisive policies that roll back the clock on civil rights,” Schneiderman said after the Wednesday edict.
The new guidelines, issued in a joint letter from the Justice Department and the Education Department, will allow public schools to bar transgender students from using the bathrooms appropriate to their gender identity.
“Transgender individuals deserve to live in dignity, without fear of bullying or discrimination,” said Schneiderman, who has emerged as a leading critic of the Trump administration. “I will do whatever it takes to protect transgender and all LGBTQ New Yorkers, no matter what happens in Washington.”