Obama To Schools: You Might Lose Funding If You Enforce Bathroom Bans
The Obama administration wants schools to let transgender students use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, or there may be funding cuts.By Melissa Prax | May 13, 2016
The Obama administration is intervening on the issue of which bathrooms transgender students can use.
A letter released by the administration Friday gives schools somewhat of an ultimatum: allow transgender students to use the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity or risk losing funding.
A U.S. Justice Department official said in the letter, "Our guidance sends a clear message to transgender students across the country: here in America, you are safe, you are protected and you belong — just as you are."