By Dom Pruett
In an open letter Friday, the Obama administration informed every public school district in the country that if transgender students weren’t allowed bathrooms of their chosen gender identity, they’d run the risk of losing federal funding, in addition to lawsuits.
The topic of bathroom laws is a particularly pressing issue at the time, as the Department of Justice and the state of North Carolina are currently engaged in a legal battle over the matter.
In the letter, Title IX is referenced — a 1972 law that says no person should endure discrimination in an education program or another activity that is receiving government assistance, based on their sex.
In essence, failure to oblige will result in a retraction of Title IX funding according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education.
In Vacaville, teachers, principals, and Vacaville Unified School District employees reacted to the controversial letter.