U.S. Orders Bathroom Access for Transgender Students

May 13, 2016

The Obama administration is today planning to tell all school districts that they must provide transgender students with access to bathrooms that reflect their gender identities, The New York Times reported. While the message is going out to school districts, a statement that will accompany the message suggests that it applies to higher education as well. “No student should ever have to go through the experience of feeling unwelcome at school or on a college campus,” said the statement from John B. King Jr., the secretary of education. “We must ensure that our young people know that whoever they are or wherever they come from, they have the opportunity to get a great education in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence.”

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top