Earlier this year, the Trump Administration rescinded federal guidelines around transgender students and public school bathrooms. In response, Frederick County, Md., spelled out its policies, including allowing students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, and other issues involving privacy, dress codes and sports. It’s one of the most comprehensive policies in the country, and while there’s support from parents and students, the school district is also being sued on behalf of a 15-year-old student. We discuss what the policy means for students in Frederick County, and hear from an organization which opposed similar policies in Virginia.

WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


  • Roger Gannam Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs, Liberty Counsel
  • Janet Shipman Coordinator of Student Services, Frederick County Public Schools

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – September 21, 2018

Friday, Sep 21 2018New proposed legislation threatens some of the power D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser exercises over education in the District. Rep. Jamie Raskin is running for a second term in Congress, pledging to protect Maryland's air and federal workers. They both join us in studio.