The Biden administration wants transgender students to know that an army of government lawyers is ready and willing to sue schools on their behalf.
In a so-called “Back to School” video issued by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, Biden administration officials told transgender students that they are ready to fight all those bad people who might enact rules and laws they don’t like.
Several states have passed laws to require transgender students to participate in sports or use school facilities based on their sex. Such laws are designed to ensure girls compete against other girls on a level playing field and have privacy from boys in bathrooms and locker rooms.
Kristen Clarke, the DOJ’s assistant attorney general for civil rights, told transgender students that unlike people in their hometowns, the feds are on their side and will fight what she described as “discrimination.”
“In some places, people in positions of authority are putting up obstacles that would keep you from playing on the sports field, accessing the bathroom and receiving the supportive and life-saving care you may need. We’re here to say that’s wrong and it’s against the law,” she said.
Suzanne Goldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education, said that her department “and t