Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Statement Regarding Removal of Federal Guidance That Protects Transgender Children

February 23, 2017 The Trump Administration has withdrawn two letters providing guidance to schools across the nation about transgender student protections under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Guidance was put in place by the Obama Administration in May of 2016 to clarify legal protections previously in place to shield transgender students from discrimination. Part of this ensured that students could use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Many federal courts have held, in both Title IX and other contexts, that transgender people are included in sex discrimination protections. ... more