Trump to reverse Obama’s transgender rules

first_imgNewsHub 23 February 2017Family First Comment: Obama threatened to withhold federal funding if schools forced transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender ASSIGNED AT BIRTH against their will. Trump will get things back to normal.Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature initiative, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity.The White House said on Wednesday they expect to release something new on the issue today, after the Justice and Education departments finish reviewing current federal guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools.“I would expect further guidance to come out on that today,” White House spokesperson Sean Spicer told a news briefing, adding that “the president … is a firm believer in states’ rights” and the new administration had “several areas of concern, both legal and procedural”.The draft document states that its purpose is to withdraw the guidance of May 13, 2016, that threatened to withhold federal funding if schools forced transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender assigned at birth against their will.During the election campaign, Trump at first said transgender people should be able to use the bathroom they feel is appropriate, but changed tack after coming under criticism from fellow Republicans, saying it should be a matter for states to decide.On Tuesday, that position was repeated by Mr Spicer.http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/02/trump-to-reverse-obama-s-transgender-rules.htmlWhite House signals reversal in transgender-bathroom policyTrump to slash bathroom policy?Stuff co.nz 22 February 2017Significant setback for gay rights as Trump administration plans u-turn on transgender bathrooms.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/89708303/White-House-signals-reversal-in-transgender-bathroom-policy?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

Syracuse football: Beat writers predict outcome of game vs. Connecticut

first_img Published on September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) goes on the road to face Connecticut (2-1, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Here’s how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Tomer Langer (0-0)Syracuse 28, Connecticut 27Survive and AdvanceThe Orange has had two beatdowns in the past two weeks, leaving head coach Dino Babers to say he was feeling down after the rough stretch. The Orange’s offense was disappointing last week, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and then just three the rest of the way. I think SU’s offense will still be a bit inconsistent in its first road test, but it’ll do just enough to escape Connecticut with a win.Chris Libonati (3-0)Syracuse 31, Connecticut 17Dog FightThis is a bit of a toss-up for me, but I think Syracuse’s offense is better than Connecticut’s defense. Essentially, I think this becomes Dino Babers’ coaching strengths against Bob Diaco’s. So far, no one’s been able to 100 percent shut down Syracuse (USF came closest in the final three quarters). Although SU should be expected to win this game, it’s also not a gimme, and if it does win, it should at put SU on the very fringe area of bowl contention.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus (3-0)Syracuse 24, Connecticut 17UConn’t do itWhile Syracuse hasn’t played a game closer than 25 points, each one of Connecticut’s games has come down to the final minutes and been decided by six or less. Ultimately, these two teams are pretty even when you consider SU’s injuries and propensity for mistakes. Call me crazy, but I think Syracuse’s defense will hold up for the most part and the offense will be able to do enough in the first half to get a lead big enough to keep. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Connecticutlast_img read more