Our Jewish Institutions Must Speak Up and Protect Transgender Children
It’s been a bad week for transgender people. The Departments of Education and Justice sent a letter to schools across America withdrawing the guidance offered by the Obama administration designed to keep transgender children safe at school.
The guidance was, at its essence, a clarification of the existing protections afforded under Title IX. It laid out “best practices” for keeping transgender children safe, including allowing them to use the bathroom that corresponds to their true gender. While the actions of the Trump administration don’t change the existing law, they do add a level of chaos and confusion and lead many to believe they are no longer required to keep transgender children safe.