As you may recall, last year the Obama administration issued a mandate requiring schools and federal agencies to treat "gender identity" as "sex" under the law. (The law referenced was Title IX, which deals with sex discrimination in schools.) Defenders of the mandate treated it as a way to create "safety" for transgender students but ignored the larger implications of letting men and boys into girls' locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms.
Almost immediately, there were lawsuits. In August, a federal judge determined that the Obama administration had overstepped its authority and blocked the order from going into effect. The federal government defended the mandate. (In fact, it's a key part of the case currently headed to the Supreme Court.)
But everything has changed under the Trump administration. Under newly-appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice had already announced it would not defend the mandate at the next scheduled date before the Supreme Court. And now the Trump administration has rescinded the order. Their new policy should be especially gratifying to parents who are frustrated with a "top-down" education philosophy. It says that the Obama administration did not demonstrate "due regard" for the states and local school districts when they instituted the policy.
One of the most stunning things to witness about the effort to force schools to comply with the LGBT agenda is how none of its defenders are willing to consider the broader implications of their philosophy. They want to pretend that it is only about letting someone use a bathroom. But when pressed about what it means for society in general, or if there is any research at all that supports their case, they're stuck repeating talking points. It's obvious their argument is literally indefensible.