Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to answer the question about protecting LGBT kids

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) president-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos pose for a photo after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump’s Education Secretary has again refused to say whether she considers it necessary to provide protective measures for LGBT kids. She was challenged on the issue again today in a clash with Senator Jeff Merkley, who repeatedly asked her to clarify whether privcate schools should be punished for discriminating gay students. She replied only that if schools are financed from federal funds then they should obey federal laws. When Sen. Merkley told her the law was not clear on the issue, she said: “On areas where the law is unsettled, this department is not going to be issuing decrees. That is a matter for Congress and the courts to settle.” Pushed again, she said: “On areas of unsettled law, Congress and the Supreme Court has to decide.” Being accused of refusing to answer the question DeVos finally said that she is against discrimination in any shape.


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