What we know: The president signed the executive order on Thursday evening, calling it a “major step forward for our country’s commitment to fairness, equality, and dignity.”
Trump also ordered the Department of Education to make changes to how it trains teachers on transgender issues.
What we don’t know: What exactly is included in the executive orders?
There’s no provision to change the school district’s policy regarding transgender students.
It’s not clear if the policy is to include transgender students in the student body.
Trump also announced the appointment of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, in the name of “transparent judicial independence.”
What to expect in the meantime: As the president has done every time he signs an executive order, he’ll sign it again later this week.
He’ll sign an order regarding transgender schools on Monday.
As the Supreme Courts are considered by Congress, the administration is also considering how to handle the case of Gavin Grimm, the transgender student in the Washington, D.C., school district who sued in January.
He sued to have the school board allow him to use the girls’ bathroom.
What to watch for: Congress is expected to vote on whether to allow transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity in the coming weeks.
It has been more than two months since the court heard Grimm’s case, and the House and Senate are expected to debate the issue before the end of the year.