Caitlyn Jenner Says Trump's Retraction Of Transgender Bathroom Protections 'A Disaster'By Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Caitlyn Jenner has spoken up against President Trump's retraction of the transgender bathroom protections in public schools. The policy was a guidance approved and implemented by the Obama administration.
It was previously reported that the Trump administration sent letters through the Department of Education and Department of Justice on Wednesday. The letters made the reversal of the administration's position on the issue to the Supreme Court as well as public schools across the nation.
The letter notified the court that the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will not rely on the guidance anymore but instead will focus on the legal issues involved. The issue on transgender bathroom protections has caused tension within the Trump administration.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adamant in revoking the civil rights put forth by former President Obama while Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially refused to relent because she was thinking about the potential harm that will be done to transgender students if the protections were retracted. She dropped her opposition when President Trump stepped in.
On Thursday, Caitlyn Jenner addressed the issue and sent a message to President Trump, the Los Angeles Times reported. She took to Twitter to post a video and described the retraction as "a disaster." Jenner also urged the president to protect the LGBTQ community and to call her.
According to CNN, Jenner has long been a supporter of Trump. She said that Trump would be better for women than Hillary Clinton after he became the presumptive GOP nominee last June.
She noted that Trump appears to be "very much for women" and seem to be supportive of the LGBTQ community. Last month, she tweeted that Republicans can contact her to help understand the issues surrounding the LGBTQ community.
Jenner came out as transgender back in 2015 in a piece for Vanity Fair magazine. She also had a docuseries with E! entitled "I Am Cait," which featured her life after she transitioned.