Press Release: Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing Bathroom Protections for Transgender Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 22, 2017
Kevin Nix | (202) 431 5796

Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing Bathroom Protections for Transgender Students
‘There is no longer any rationale for S.B. 6’

HOUSTON – In response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawing bathroom protections for transgender students across the country, Legacy Community Health issued this statement from CEO Katy Caldwell:

“Every student – every single one – must be safe and protected by our government. That didn’t happen today. We agree with the President’s own Secretary of Education who, according to news reports, had grave concerns about the well being of transgender students if the bathroom guidance was rescinded. As she noted, the suicide rate for transgender youth is already off the charts, and what is now an official government position of discrimination won’t help the extreme bullying these kids face. Now, there is no longer any rationale for S.B.6, Texas’ bathroom bill.”

Legacy Community Health is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive care to over 125,000 patients regardless of their ability to pay. The agency, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, provides adult primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, behavioral health, HIV/AIDS care, dental and vision.

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