Moving on from restricting immigration, Trump seems to strive to further undo the actions of the Obama administration. Next on the list: federal government involvement in transgender rights. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have made it clear that they feel that what is considered discrimination against transgender students in schools, and what resources are provided to these students, should be a choice made by each state.

In their view, it's up to the state whether transgender students can attend school without discrimination currently prohibited under sex discrimination in Title Ix regulations.

The fight for transgender rights

The issue of bathroom usage is perhaps one that has only recently emerged in public view as controversial. States such as California and Massachusetts have advocated and introduced gender-inclusive restrooms already.

Title IX has directed that public schools allow these students to use the bathroom which matched their identity. For transgender individuals, however, bathrooms are but a small part of the issue at hand when discussing transgender discrimination. A national survey reported by the National Center for Transgender Equality found that 75 percent of transgender youth felt unsafe in schools. This could mean bullying and general hostile treatment, not only from other students but reportedly from authority figures as well.

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Title IX also gives transgender students rights to not be forced to prove their gender identity, not to be bullied or discriminated against based upon it and to use facilities which conform to their gender identity without being forced to use separate facilities.

The opposition to federal regulations on transgender rights

The main issue Trump and Sessions plan to address is the federal government versus state rights.

They argue that each state should be able to choose the acommodation for transgender students in regard to resources and facilities in public schools and rule on the issue separately. The backlash to gender-inclusive restrooms from the public focuses on a perceived risk of students' safety. However, there does not seem to be statistical data to support this fear of assault or violence from transgender individuals or those posing as them.

Advocates argue that transgender students have been using preferred bathrooms prior to this issue coming into the public, but it has gone unnoticed due to the privacy in bathrooms.

The public waits for a ruling from Trump administration

It seems likely that Trump and the White House will give rights to states, however tensions are high as an answer is reached. Sessions himself is considered to be hostile toward the LGBTQ community and their fight for rights, and Trump's recent actions have shown him to be somewhat of a wild card.

In the event that states' rights are given and the federal involvement is removed, there is little doubt that many transgender youth in public schools across the country could feel left to fend for themselves depending on which state they happen to live in.

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