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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump did an apparent about-face on the issue of transgender bathroom use, stating that it should be an issue best left to the states.
When ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos brought up the Obama administration’s directive requiring all public schools to give transgender students access to the restroom that matches their gender identity, Trump said it’s a 10th Amendment states’ rights issue.
“I believe it should be states’ rights, and I think the states should make the decision. They’re more capable of making the decision,” he said. “I just think it should be states’ rights. I think many things actually should be states’ rights, but this is a perfect example of it.”
Last month when Trump was questioned on North Carolina’s law requiring people to use the public restroom that corresponds to their sex at birth, he had a different take.
“North Carolina, what they are going through with all of the business that’s leaving and the strife– and that’s on both sides,” he said. “Leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble.”
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