Trump Administration Rejects Transgender Complaints under Title IX

WASHINGTON — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kim Churches issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement concerning transgender student bathroom complaints.

“AAUW has supported upholding Title IX since its passage 45 years ago. Today’s announcement by the Trump administration that it will reject transgender student bathroom complaints is a direct dismissal of civil rights protections for transgender students.

The Department of Education is making a misguided decision at the expense of our nation’s students. Schools have an obligation to ensure that all students—including transgender students—receive an education free of sex discrimination. Title IX is critical for students who are experiencing sex discrimination on a regular basis to be able to attend school and continue their education.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again:  transgender rights are civil rights. The Trump administration’s rejection of these complaints under Title IX is just another step to rescind and undermine vital civil rights protections.”