Praise Obama for Allowing All Trans Students to Use Preferred Restroom

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Target: President Barack Obama

Goal: Praise Obama for guaranteeing all transgender public school students the right to use their preferred restroom.

All transgender public school students in the country must be allowed to use their preferred restroom according to a letter recently sent by Obama administration. The administration is sending letters to every public school district in the country telling them that if they do not allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, they could be sued or lose federal funding. This executive action will make trans youth safer and validates their right to express their gender identity.

Recently, transphobic activists across the country have been pushing so-called “bathroom bills” to force transgender people to use the bathroom consistent with the sex they were assigned at birth. They claim that without these laws, male sexual predators will assault young girls in bathrooms. This paranoia is entirely unfounded as the vast majority of sexual assaults do not happen in bathrooms. These bathroom bills only make trans people feel marginalized and humiliated.

Trans people, especially children, should not be sent the message that they are freakish and dangerous. They should be told that they have the same rights to safety and comfort as anyone else. Sign the petition below to thank President Obama for protecting the rights of transgender students.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

I want to thank you for instructing all the public school districts in the country to allow their transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. You have taken a stand on the right side of this issue, while so many other mean spirited and bigoted people attempt to undermine the rights of trans people.

Using the bathroom should be a mundane activity that attracts no attention and goes without incident. Too often, this is not the case for trans people. Too often, trans people are forced to use bathrooms that are inconsistent with their gender identity or forced to use single use bathrooms, sending the message that they must be segregated from their peers because of their differences. These practices make trans individuals feel marginalized and humiliated.

Your letter to all the public school districts in the country will encourage all administrators, teachers, and students to accept and respect the gender identities of trans students. Hopefully, this action will keep trans students safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Thank you again for standing up for transgender rights, and I hope you continue to take similar actions in the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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