Crist: Transgender Decision Sends ‘Frightening Message’
U.S. Rep Charlie Crist made his comment in a statement released after a presidential decision to rollback protections for transgender students.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, released this statement Thursday (Feb. 23) after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it is rescinding the landmark joint guidance issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice confirming that Title IX’s nondiscrimination protections applied to transgender students.
“This action sends a frightening message that the administration does not care about the safety of transgender children in our nation’s schools. While repealing this guidance does not change the fact that Title IX protects transgender students, it subjects our public schools to more lawsuits and puts trans youth at risk. I stand with America’s trans students who, like all children, deserve a safe place to learn.”
Crist represents Congressional District 13, which covers most of south Pinellas County.
For information about Charlie Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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