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>> The Trump administration on Wednesday rolling back Obama-era protections for transgender students. Revoking landmark guidance issued to public schools which instructed them to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity. Reuters' Dan Tranh.>> Conservatives have argued against Obama rules for a couple of reasons.
One is state's rights. They think this is a overreach by the federal government telling states what they should do.>> The President has made it clear throughout the campaign that he is a firm believer in state's rights and that certain issues like this are not best dealt with at the federal level.
>> The other is more a social argument. They raise concerns that men and boys will claim that they are transgender in order to harass or spy on women and girls and the public restroom. Advocates and experts on this subject says that's not an issue. It virtually never happens, and there are few of any documented cases.
>> Advocacy groups also argue that federal law and civil rights are matters for the federal government to enforce, not the states. The Supreme Court could settle this question once and for all. As a case due to be argued in March, will seek to answer whether federal law known as, Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in education, also applies to a person's gender identity.