Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Federal Judge Halts Nationwide Protections for Transgender Students

TLDEF Denounces Decision

August 22, 2016 - TLDEF responded to news that U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas had issued an injunction against a federal directive protecting transgender students in schools across the nation. In May, the U.S. Education and Justice Departments sent a letter and guidance to every school district in the U.S. reminding them of their obligations under Title IX to protect transgender students from discrimination, which includes ensuring that students can use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Yesterday Judge O'Connor granted the injunction sought by 13 states and agencies that are suing the Obama Administration over the schools directive and challenging the Obama Administration's interpretation of Title IX... more