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A new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Seattle. President Obamas directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students has been controversial in some places but since 2012 Seattle has mandated that transgender students be able to use of the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. Nearly half of the districts 15 high schools already have gender neutral bathrooms and one high school has had a transgender bathroom for 20 years. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gender identity: It's more than just choosing a bathroom


The federal rollback of Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools -- which let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity -- is making some feel they have less freedom to express themselves. 

The Trump administration says the Obama guidelines are overreaching and that the feds should leave the decision to states, while advocacy groups say federal guidelines are needed protect the rights of the transgender community. Both sides say students need to be protected. 

The debate has forced discussion on how people should look, act and feel about their gender.  

Whether you're straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual, how do you express who you are?   And how do you want society to tackle these issues? Should the states handle this or should it be addressed at the federal level? Should we have more federal protections or less?  

Click here to send us a video telling us how you feel about these questions.

Some have made light of the liberal response to Trump's decision.

Talk show host Jerry Springer weighed in.

Trump has faced criticism for undoing Obama's rules.

It's about more than just bathrooms.

Gender identity: It's more than just choosing a bathroom

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