According to former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, transgender rights should be treated as a civil rights issue.
During an interview on HBO’s “VICE”, which is set to air on Friday, Lynch talked of how we as a society treat transgender people and people that are “perceived to be different.”
“Because this issue of how we treat transgender people in our community, in particular how we treat transgender students in our schools, relates to how our government is going to interact with people whom we perceive to be different,” Lynch said in a preview. “We’ve made such great progress in so many areas of civil rights accepting people for who are they are.”
Lynch, who is described by the network as “a leading advocate for the trans community,” said that the Justice Department needs to “step in” when the federal government attempts “to roll back that change through the use of the law.”
According to Lynch, transgender people are “more likely to be a victim of violence than a perpetrator of violence.”
As President Trump’s administration recently removed Obama-era rulings that allowed transgender students in public schools to use restroom facilities that did not correspond with their birth gender.
According to the network, Trump’s decision is what makes the latest “VICE” episode important, the news network says.
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