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Gay GOP Group to Trump: Reconsider Transgender Decision

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By    |   Friday, 03 Mar 2017 01:02 PM

A gay Republican group is urging President Trump to reinstate protections for transgender students.

Sparking concerns from the Log Cabin Republicans was the move last week by the administration to roll back a directive by President Obama, which had allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, The Hill reported.

The group made their concerns known in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"As transgender members of the Log Cabin Republicans and Republican parents of transgender students, we have deep concerns about your decision," the group in the letter. "Log Cabin Republicans is proud to help play a part in the President Trump's goal to 'Make America Great Again.'"

The letter asked the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights reconsider the decision.

David Dinielli, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, is concerned the public is underestimating the damage the Trump administration can do to LGBT rights, The Daily Beast reports.

"People have been bamboozled by this notion that, for example, Ivanka (Trump) is some sort of maiden in shining armor — or in a glamorous gown — who along with her mild-looking husband is somehow going to protect us from what's going on," he said. "We know that's not the case."

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