Obama: Transgender Students Are Vulnerable And Must Be Protected

Granted, much of what he’s so open about is probably a direct result of the fact that he’s soon out of office, but it still looks good when President Obama expresses these views.

Transgender and LGBT students are vulnerable to potential bullying and it is society’s responsibility to protect them, President Obama said in an interview with BuzzFeed News Monday.

“We’re talking about kids,” the president said from the Roosevelt Room in the White House. “Anybody who has been in school, in high school, who has been a parent should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who have a different sexual orientation or are transgender are subject to a lot of bullying, potentially. They’re vulnerable.”

Obama’s comments referred to laws being passed around the nation that in various ways ban transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

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