House to sell in Florida after Trump signs controversial order to ban transgender people from bathrooms and locker rooms article The House of Representatives is set to go to a vote Wednesday on a sweeping new transgender bathroom policy that Trump signed last week.
The measure, the first of its kind in the United States, requires schools and public buildings to allow transgender people to use the restroom or fitting rooms that align with their gender identity.
Democrats, meanwhile, are fighting to block the measure.
The House vote is expected to come after Trump signed the controversial executive order, which would ban federal funding from “discriminatory workplace practices” that restrict transgender people’s use of bathrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that Trump’s action is a “dangerous, unconstitutional attack on the dignity of transgender people and on their ability to live their lives free from harassment and discrimination.”
The new order would also allow for the termination of federal grants to schools, hospitals and other entities that discriminate against transgender students.
The order has already drawn strong opposition from many Democrats, who say the measure is discriminatory, a violation of Title IX, the federal law protecting gender equality in public schools.