On a new episode of Versus Trump, Take Care's podcast, we discuss the status of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a major case about transgender rights, and then speak with Patti Goldman of Earthjustice about an important lawsuit that her organization has filed. As usual, you can listen online below or at takecareblog.com/podcast, and subscribe here with any podcast player or here in iTunes.
We lead off this week [start-34:40] with a roundtable discussion of the G.G. case, which is a challenge to a public school's policy that requires students to use bathrooms that correspond to their "biological gender." After recapping what's happened so far in the case, we evaluate the arguments for and against each side, discuss a controversial New Yorker article that wondered about the interests of those traumatized by sexual assault, and disagree somewhat about the overall attitude so far of the Trump Administration on LGBT rights.
In our interview segment [35:10-57:50], Charlie speaks with Patti Goldman, the managing attorney of EarthJustice's Seattle office. Patti discusses a legal challenge to the so-called "2-for-1" executive order, which requires agencies to repeal two regulations for every new regulation that is adopted. She discusses the role of the executive branch in directing agency rulemaking, what the immediate impact of the executive order has been and what proposed regulations are being held up, and the future of the litigation.
Our discussion segment closes with listener feedback, including our first voicemail! [57:50-end.] You can be caller number two: 505-333-8106.
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Patti Goldman Interview