President Trump’s actions that overturned some protections for transgendered students does not take away students’ rights, according to a lawyer in a Pennsylvania case. A joint letter form the Departments of Justice and Education, issued Wednesday, said it’s up to states and local school districts to decide if transgendered students are allowed to use the rest room that match their gender identity.

According to Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan the Lambda Legal attorney that represents three transgendered students in a law suit against the Pine Richland School District, his clients are still entitled to protection. “It ultimately does not change what the federal law requires. The federal law simply requires school districts to treat their students with equality and respect in all aspects of their lives, including rest room preference,” said Gonzalez-Pagan.

In September, the Pine Richland School District enacted a policy requiring students to use rest rooms and locker rooms based on their sex assigned at birth, or use separate facilities.

Source: Local News