Ros-Lehtinen Opposes Trump Move on Protections for Transgender Students

She has advocated for legislation to bar discrimination against students based on gender identity.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 23, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Le­htin­en (R-FL) “on Wed­nes­day cri­ti­cized the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s move to lift pro­tec­tions for trans­gender stu­dents, who un­der Obama-era rules had been al­lowed to use pub­lic-school bath­rooms and lock­er rooms of their choice. Ros-Le­htin­en — whose son, Rodrigo Le­htin­en, is trans­gender — noted that she … in­tro­duced le­gis­la­tion … pro­hib­it­ing schools from dis­crim­in­at­ing against stu­dents based on sexu­al ori­ent­a­tion or gender iden­tity. She has also signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in a Su­preme Court case seek­ing to pro­tect ac­cess to pub­lic ac­com­mod­a­tions for trans­gender stu­dents.” (Miami Her­ald)


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