Parents are concerned federal civil rights of their transgender children could be at risk should the Trump administration push through a new policy which will change the way they are treated
After Jamie Harper’s son began middle school in Loudoun County, Virginia, the teenager has only been known as a boy. His friends don’t know that he was actually born a girl and his family has had to fight to keep it that way.
In the sixth grade, his birth name showed up on his computer during a keyboarding class. The school ultimately agreed to change his name in the system, but required his parents to obtain a court order to do so.
The teenager still is not allowed to change in the boy’s locker room. He doesn’t like using the staff bathroom as required by the school, so he resorts to waiting until he gets home.
“It’s always like, what’s coming next?” Ms Harper said. “Every day we’re worrying about the safety of our kid, every single day.”
Then over the weekend, Ms Harper saw the news that the Trump administration was considering changing the way it treats transgender people like her son under the law, seeking to deny claims ...