Trump rescinds transgender bathroom rules from Obama era
Donald Trump’s government has revoked guidance to US public schools that allowed transgender students to use toilets matching their gender identity.
The guidance, issued by his predecessor Barack Obama, had been hailed by as a victory for transgender rights. But critics said it threatened other students’ privacy and safety, and should be decided at state level.
Mr Obama’s directive had sparked a backlash across the country, with legal challenges from 13 states. The latest change will have no immediate impact, because Mr Obama’s directive has already been temporarily blocked by a judge in Texas since August.