U.S. Department of Education no longer investigating complaints from students seeking access to bathrooms based on "gender identity" (USA)

According to Elizabeth Hill, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education, the department will no longer investigate complaints from students seeking access to bathrooms and other sex-segregated facilities in schools based on “gender identity.”
“Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity,” said Hill. “Therefore the question is whether a student (regardless of gender identity) has been discriminated against on the basis of sex. Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In the case of bathrooms, however, longstanding regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”