Statement from Rep. Capuano on President Trump ending policy directing states to let transgender students choose restrooms they are most comfortable with

February 22, 2017

“The Trump Administration just abolished a policy that simply directed states to let transgender students use the restroom they feel most comfortable in. That policy made life a little bit easier for some pretty vulnerable young people. Don’t let anyone tell you this is an issue best left to the states. It’s not. This is about civil rights and about protecting transgender students from discrimination, not states’ rights. By rolling back this policy, transgender students just lost some important protections that helped them feel safer.”