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Dr. Cox Says Transgender Student Protections Will Not Change Locally

February 24th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Transgender students this week lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized by Republicans as an example of overreach. Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex.  Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox says nothing will change locally as the school systems guidelines align with the state, allowing that students may use the facilities of the gender with which they identify…


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