By Amar Toor@amartoo
Apple has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students in public schools, aligning itself with protestors and civil rights advocates who say the move will open the door for broader discrimination.
“Apple believes everyone deserves a chance to thrive in an environment free from stigma and discrimination,” Apple said in a statement to Axios late Wednesday. “We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals. We disagree with any effort to limit or rescind their rights and protections.”
“We disagree with any effort to limit or rescind their rights and protections.”
The guidelines, issued last year by the Obama administration, directed schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, citing federal nondiscrimination laws. The directive was issued after North Carolina passed a controversial bill requiring transgender students to use bathrooms that matched the gender on their birth certificates.
SOURCE: News Now/ The Verge Online