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US Catholic bishops affirm issues around gender identity are best resolved locally

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued two statements regarding the federal government's guidance on requiring schools to treat "a student's gender identity as the student's sex." Recognizing the complexity of this discussion, the bishops recommend that decisions be made on the local level, in accord with President Trump's withdrawal of earlier guidance by the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Education .


  1. Gerardo Sanchez on March 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    May you please define “local” as state or “local” as cities within a state?

    • Helen Osman on March 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Local would be defined as the governing entity closest to the situation. In this particular instance, it could be the school board.

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