Obama administration decided about how transgender students have to use the bathroom

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At the same time, the letter does warn that schools that do not abide by the administration’s interpretation of civil rights law may face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid. “There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. That means guidance on how to comply with Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding. “No student should ever have to go through the experience of feeling unwelcome at school or on a college campus. We must ensure that our young people know that whoever they are or wherever they come from, they have the opportunity to get a great education in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence,” Education Secretary John B. King said in a statement.

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