"The Trump administration is right to stop the legal defense of an indefensible edict that violates the rights of parents and the privacy of schoolchildren nationwide.
"The writing was on the wall in this case. The Obama administration went way beyond the limits of its constitutional and statutory authority to rewrite laws legally adopted by Congress. The federal government has no authority to strip parents and local school districts of the right to provide a safe learning environment for children by forcing them to adopt controversial shower and bathroom policies.
"The decision reflects President Trump's statements during the campaign that the federal government has no business mandating shower and bathroom policies on schools -- saying 'states should make the decision.'
"While this is a welcome first step, we are hopeful that the Trump administration will formally withdraw the Obama edict so that parents and schools will remain free to protect the privacy and safety of every student," concluded Perkins.
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SOURCE Family Research Council