Survey Finds Most Americans Agree With Trump Not Obama on Transgender Bathroom Mandate

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, September 30, 2014. The University of California will designate gender-neutral restrooms at its 10 campuses to accommodate transgender students — a move that may be the first of its kind for a system of colleges in the United States.

As President Donald Trump rolls back the Obama administration’s guidelines that schools must allow students to go into bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their birth sex, a new survey finds that most Americans agree with Trump and believe schools’ bathroom policies are not for the federal government to decide.

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that while 38 percent of American adults favor allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of the opposite biological sex, 49 percent are still opposed.

The survey of 1,000 American adults conducted on Feb. 22–23 notes that support for allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of the gender identify is up from 33 percent last May, but opposition is down only slightly from 51 percent.

However, just 28 percent of all Americans believe the federal government should be responsible for setting bathroom policies in elementary and secondary schools, compared to 24 percent last year. Another 28 percent say states should be responsible for such policies, while 36 percent say it should be up to local government.

Privacy advocates and Christian leaders have hailed the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the bathroom decree, which was issued last May.

Kaeley Triller Haver, communications director for the Just Want Privacy campaign, told The Christian Post earlier this week that it was a “much needed first step back in the right direction and a welcome breath of fresh air in the battle for the restoration of common sense.”

Haver, a sexual trauma survivor, asked, “How can we teach our daughters that their ‘no’ means ‘no’ if they’re not even allowed to decide who sees them when they shower?”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Anugrah Kumar