Betys Devos Overturns Transgender Bill for the Greater Good

Current U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos rescinded the Transgender Bill back in February of 2017. I know that Devos stood for this groundbreaking piece of legislation but she had to rethink her position in light of her party’s actions. President Trump wanted Devos to get on board with his decision to overturn former President Obama’s stance on the federal Transgender Bill.


President Obama endorsed the Transgender Bill back in May of 2016. The bill simply stated that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their selected gender. Any public school refusing to adhere with this decree would lose federal funding. This bill sent shockwaves throughout the nation when it was announced.


Many conservatives went against this bill. A lot of them could not see why government had to get involved with this issue. They believe that it is up to school districts and local communities to decide this matter. So, President Obama’s decision did not sit well with them.


So, after President Donald Trump finally got into office; he successfully struck down President Obama’s bill regarding this issue. As a republican, President Trump realized that this bill had no place in American pubic education school system. I whole heartedly am in favor of his decision. However, Betsy Devos did not agree.


Betsy Devos is a woman who deeply religious and extremely conservative. She might not be in support of the lifestyle that transgender people live; but she does care about what happens to them as individuals. Devos understands that transgender people live a rough life. Their decision to identify themselves as a sex outside of their natural birth state causes a lot of issues for members of this group.


Devos realized that the bill that President Obama passed was important for protecting them from harassment, ostracization and possible death. The U.S. Secretary of Education realized that transgender people experience a higher rate of suicide. They also spend a lot of time alone and are often considered second class citizens.


Devos was hard pressed to agree on Trump’s stance of this matter. However, she agreed with the party. The president made it clear that she could not fight this issue without having to resign her position. Devos went along to keep her position intact.


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Right now, Devos is doing a great deal of good for her party and the American school system. So, leaving her position would not be a wise thing to do. Secretary Devos, is looking at the bigger picture. No, she is not happy about the President’s decision over this matter. Even though this is the case, I agree with what she has done for the greater good of conservatives and American people everywhere.

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