Jeff Sessions Is Already Refusing to Protect Trans Students
Last year, the Obama administration issued guidance saying transgender students should be allowed to use whichever bathroom they identify with, citing Title IX of federal law that guarantees equality in education. "But the Trump administration is a mess".
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post on Monday, American Family Association President Tim Wildmon said that his organization was "pleased the Department of Justice has withdrawn the motion filed by the previous administration at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding President Obama's transgender bathroom directive".
The Trump administration signaled on February 11 that it will not defend controversial federal guidelines that had been issued by Obama for transgender students.
On Friday, the day after conservative Jeff Sessions was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Justice Department dropped an appeal of a Texas court injunction that blocked transgender students from using facilities that correspond with their gender identity. "Transgender students thrive when treated equally, but too often, they are not". In a filling done Friday, the Justice Department withdrew its request to limit an injunction halting the enforcement of existing civil rights laws in providing protections for transgender students. "Transgender students are not going away, and it remains the legal and moral duty of schools to support all students".
Blizzard pounds the Northeast, stranding travelers
By Thursday morning, 9 inches of snow had fallen at La Guardia Airport, while parts of New Jersey had up to 6.5 inches of snow. The winter storm in the northeast is impacting flights departing from and arriving to Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.
Google Announces New YouTube Application for Android
The company is positioning the service as a "faster, and lighter" version of its giant video hosting and streaming service. The app also has some social features for users who wish to share videos with their data-strapped fellows.
Bombardier gets millions from Canada for Global 7000, C Series
The company also sold a 30 per cent holding in its railway division for $1.5 billion to Quebec-based pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt.
Though the withdrawal doesn't immediately affect students in a tangible way due to the ongoing Texas court order, it signals the unlikelihood of Trump's Justice Department moving forward on transgender rights.
Oral arguments in the case are scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Schools found in violation of that guidance-based on the Obama administration's interpretation that the prohibitions against sex discimination in Title IX apply to gender identity-could be penalized with a loss of federal funds. In the August ruling, Judge O'Connor agreed with the 13 states and issued a temporary injunction. "Transgender students are entitled to the full protection of the United States Constitution and our federal nondiscrimination laws". And it does nothing to allay fears prompted by a draft of an executive order on "religious freedom" that was leaked to the press earlier this month.
A statement from the White House read in part, "President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he has been throughout the election". The dispute involves Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student in Virginia, and the Gloucester County School Board. In April, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Gavin, deferring to the Obama administration's position that barring transgender students from bathrooms that align with their gender identity is sex discrimination.
Unlimited Data Is Back At Verizon, But Of Course With Caveats
And, after the included 10GB of high-speed data, customers still get unlimited 3G data through the end of the month. Carriers are using them to undercut one another on price and poach customers from the competition.
West Texas gas prices continue to fall
The prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gas on Monday across the Bradenton-Sarasota area, according to AAA . DeHaan added that the national average typically rises 35 to 65 cents from February to Memorial Day.
North Korea fires 'BALLISTIC MISSILE', South Korean media reports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is meeting with Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, called the launch "absolutely intolerable". Experts suggest the tests are programmed for shorter distances to avoid a missile landing on Japan.
Brandon Phillips waives 10-and-5 rights, accepts trade to Atlanta Braves
In 2016, he hit.291/.320/.416 for a 94 OPS+ with -7 DRS and 0.8 WAR (the last two were his worst showings since '06). But should the deal go through, Cincinnati will pay most of Phillips' $ 14 million salary for the upcoming season.
Yikes: Border Wall Just Got A Lot More Expensive
Elizabeth Warren is pressing the Trump administration on how they plan to pay for a wall on the US and Mexico border. President Donald Trump's proposed project at the U.S-Mexico border could reportedly cost over $21 billion.
Mariya Savinova: Russian London 2012 gold medalist stripped of title
Wada has since said the Moscow laboratory played a central role in Russia's "state-sponsored" doping. All these (investigations) continued for more than two years and we're all exhausted of it.
Demonstrators arrested during protest over a woman's deportation
Police posted on Twitter that they arrested about seven protesters, but added that the demonstration was mainly peaceful. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos is seen locked in a van on February 8, 2017 , outside ICE headquarters in Phoenix.
France ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial for campaign financing violations
Herzog said a year ago he considered the campaign overspending issue settled because his client already paid a penalty. Lawyer Herzog highlighted the fact that only one of the two magistrates in charge of the case signed the trial order.
Housing White Paper forecasts: Tenure neutrality and new construction on way
Young people, faces pressed against the estate agent's window, trying and failing to find a home they can afford", he said. The UK government has finally admitted we have a "broken" housing market in the UK in light of its recent White Paper.
PS4 Pro 'Boost Mode' could revamp older games
However, Sony has confirmed that the Boost Mode option will be exclusive to the more powerful console. You can also move games now installed on your PS4 hard drive to the external drive.