Responding to the Trump administrations decision to lift protections for LGBT students, who had previously been allowed to use public-school bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL-27) and Carlos Curbelo (R, FL-26) spoke out against the decision.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, who has a transgender son, said “This lamentable decision can lead to hostile treatment of transgender students and studies have shown that bullying and harassment can be detrimental to the emotional and physical well-being of teenagers.”

Rep. Curbelo responded to the decision saying, “This is a disappointing choice for the Administration to make. We should be working toward ensuring all American children feel safe and accepted in their schools, regardless of where they live, their race, creed, gender identity or sexual orientation.”