The most influential transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, felt betrayed after President Donald Trump’s administration ended federal protection for transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. Jenner strongly speaks out against Trump regarding the transgender order.
According to Fortune, last Wednesday, the Trump’s administration lifted the federal guidelines that have been issued during the Obama administration. This has been an emotional national debate that ended on the side of the states’ rights. Without the said directives, it will be up to the states and school districts on how they will interpret the federal anti-discriminatory law. And most of all, they will be the one to decide whether the student can access restrooms according to their choice of gender and not based on their biological sex.
Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary said that "This is an issue best solved at the state and local level. Schools, communities, and families can find — and in many cases have found — solutions that protect all students."
After the announcement came out, Jenner took to social media to express her sentiment regarding it. The long-time republican activist, Jenner posted a video on Twitter intended for President Trump on Thursday wherein she strongly said that his decision is a “disaster” and even added, “Mr. President, we’ll see you in court.”
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 24, 2017
The New York Times reported that Jenner thought that President Trump is very supportive of the LGBT because it seems like he is very much in the community. She even credited Trump last summer for not supporting the law in North Carolina that prohibited people from using public bathrooms that are not their biological sex. But now, Jenner feels “betrayed.”
Jenner even said on her video that, “From one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”
Meanwhile, Jobs & Hire reported that big tech companies such as Apple, Samsung, IBM, Dell, Intel, Lenovo, and HP are pulling together against the controversial “Bathroom Bill” in Texas senate.