The Trump administration revoked guidance issued by former President Obama to allow transgender public school students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity. Jillian Kitchener reports.
BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS.**~ Protesters gathering near the White House, Wednesday evening... angry over the Trump administration's revoking guidance to public schools in defense of transgender student rights. SOT: Trans students are welcome here Former President Obama had instructed public schools in May of last year to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity. He threatened to withhold federal funding if a school didn't comply. The Obama guidelines had already been put on hold by a federal judge... But on Wednesday, the White House said they were pressed to act immediately. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, SEAN SPICER, SAYING: "There is a case pending in the Supreme Court in which we have to decide whether or not to continue to issue guidance to the court. It's not -- it's dictated by that. The Justice and Education departments continuing to study the legal issues involved, according to the new guidance that will be sent to public schools across the country.