Demand Devos and the Department of Education Defend LGBTQ Students from Discrimination
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Sign our Petition to demand that Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education protect the rights of LGBTQ students and defend them from discrimination.
The Trump administration poses a direct threat to the LGBTQ community, particularly to students who are unable to stand up for themselves. Discrimination and hate crimes have risen across the country in the wake of the 2016 election. Students are quoting President Trump to bully their classmates. LGBTQ students need more protection in schools, not less.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refuses to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination. When pressed by Democrats in a recent Senate hearing, DeVos said in areas where the law is “unsettled,” which she said included issues of bias against LGBTQ people, the Department of Education would not be “issuing decrees.” DeVos also would not state that her department would prohibit private schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against LGBTQ students. Under DeVos, the Department of Education will abandon its responsibility to enforce the law to protect LGBTQ students.
Sign your name to stand with the Human Rights Campaign in solidarity with LGBTQ students and demand that DeVos and the Trump administration make schools safe for LGBTQ students.