The White House announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration is getting ready to set back the federal protection for transgender students.
Sean Spicer spoke during a briefing about the new administration’s rule to slash protection of transgender students.
“I would expect further guidance to come out on that today,” Spicer told reporters.
The Obama administration had set up guidelines that allowed children to use bathrooms and other facilities according to their gender identities. But due to the White House now being part of the religious conservatives, those guidelines are being slashed. They believe it to be a form of improper social engineering, and say students should use bathrooms that match their sex at birth.
The decision to roll back the guidance wasn’t unanimously approved of, as the new guidance wasn’t backed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos was urged by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to give the approval, as the new guidance needs approval from both of their departments.
Devon ultimately agreed to the new guidance after Donald Trump took sides with Sessions. Spicer acknowledged some disagreements occurred, but said they were not over the core substance of the new guidance.
“There is no daylight between the president and any of the secretaries,” he said. “I think there has been discussion about he timing of the issuance of the recommendations and the exact wording.”
Spicer was asked about the specifics of the new guidelines that were being drafted, but decided to not comment on the matter.