Obama Directive on Transgender Facility Issue a Step Towards Full Equality for the Transgender Community

May 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to a new directive from the Obama administration stating that schools must allow students to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity, LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. issued the following statement:

“With this directive, the Obama administration has taken an important step toward ensuring the well-being of transgender students across the country. By allowing students to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity, President Obama has sent a strong message to the public—discrimination against the transgender community will not be tolerated. While the directive is a positive step in the right direction, there remains much to be done. LULAC will continue to advocate for policies that will ensure full equality for all transgender Americans so that they may live their lives without fear of discrimination.”

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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