Trans people to access US school bathrooms - report

  • 13/05/2016
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The Obama administration is reportedly planning to issue a sweeping decree telling every public school to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

The letter to school districts that will go out on Friday (US time) describes what they should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against.

It is signed by officials of the Justice Department and Education Department, the New York Times reported.

It does not have the force of law but contains an implicit threat that schools which do not abide by the Obama administration's interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid, the newspaper said.