Jointly issued by the US Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the US Department of Education, under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: "The purpose of this guidance is to inform you that the Department of Justice and the Department of Education are withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance reflected in [Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students ... dated May 13, 2016] ... the Departments believe that, in this context, there must be due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing education policy.
Jointly issued by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the Department of Education. "A school's Title IX obligation to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities even in circumstances in which other students, parents, or community members raise objections or concerns. As is consistently recognized in civil rights cases, the desire to accommodate others' discomfort cannot justify a policy that singles out and disadvantages a particular class of students."
Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressing the public from the Department of Justice podium in Washington D.C. regarding federal guidance on the rights of transgender students attending public schools affirmed in a 2016 “Dear Colleague” letter issued by Lynch. Just nine months later, the Trump Administration will officially withdraw those guidelines.