Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Trump Administration Attacks on LGBT Community

February 24, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after President Trump and his Administration attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and reversed federal guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity:

“President Trump has broken yet another campaign promise, this time rolling back non-discrimination protections for the LGBT community. Just last month, the President said he was ‘respectful and supportive’ of LGBT rights, yet he has now shamefully attacked transgender students, rescinding federal protections ensuring equal access and preventing discrimination. All children deserve to feel safe in school, including transgender students.

“To any transgender Americans questioning their value after the President’s disgraceful actions, know that you are loved, valued and important.  I will continue to stand with you and the LGBT community and fight these attacks seeking to deny every American equal rights under the law.”