Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transgender Children Must Receive Equal Protection

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transgender Children Must Receive Equal Protection

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Regarding "With Liberty and Safe Spaces for All" (Feb. 27 column by Ruth Ann Dailey): Ms. Dailey's understanding of the Constitution and the 14th Amendment that guarantees equal protection under the law requires an important refresher.

It is precisely because transgender children should not be treated as political or religious hockey pucks that the policy on protecting schoolchildren should not be left to the states. Why? Look how North Carolina behaved. Do you think the other states chomping at the bit to force these children to conform are going to ensure equal treatment?

The 14th Amendment guarantees that children be treated the same. The Trump administration joyously opened "bullying season" with its retraction of regulations protecting against the very issue Ms. …

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