Senator Al Franken wrote yesterday that he strongly believes it is the responsibility—not just as elected officials, but as adults—to protect children and young people, and to help them flourish. The Obama administration issued guidelines that explained what Title IX means for transgender students—and what the law requires of schools. Yesterday's decision by the Trump administration to rescind those guidelines is callous and mean-spirited, and it sends a terrible message to LGBT children and their parents. Rescinding the guidelines doesn’t change the law, nor does it take away students’ rights. Both Title IX and the Constitution continue to protect transgender students from discrimination and unequal treatment in our schools. Senator Franken will continue to fight for policies that help schools understand their obligation to treat transgender students with dignity and respect. I demand that my representative and senators follow suit.