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Curbelo Comments on Administration’s Decision to Change Transgender Guidance

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Miami, Florida, February 23, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez ((202) 225-2778) | comments
"This is a disappointing choice for the Administration to make. We should be working toward ensuring all American children feel safe and accepted in their schools, regardless of where they live, their race, creed, gender identity or sexual orientation."
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Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in response to the Administration’s decision to change the previous transgender guidance:

"This is a disappointing choice for the Administration to make. We should be working toward ensuring all American children feel safe and accepted in their schools, regardless of where they live, their race, creed, gender identity or sexual orientation."

BACKGOUND

Curbelo has been supportive of legislation to ensure that all students can feel safe in school. During the 114th Congress, he was a cosponsor of the Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA), which would protect public school students from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Curbelo also supported the Safe Schools Improvement Act, legislation that requires school districts to enact anti-bullying policies that would include protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to other categories like race and gender. Curbelo is a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus.
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