President Donald Trump, with strong backing from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, withdrew the Obama administration's letter of guidance protecting the rights of transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The Trump administration's action directly contradicts comments Trump made during the presidential campaign.
Debate over the issue raged after North Carolina's legislature passed a law that would force transgender students to use the bathroom matching their birth certificates. In response, candidate Trump said, “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”