A federal court sided Tuesday with Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who sued the Gloucester County, Virginia, school board after it banned him from the men's restroom.
Transgender health care has diminished alongside a creeping crackdown against Malaysia's LGBT community over the last four decades.
The student, Max Brennan, was initially required to use a gender-neutral restroom.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said the agency will not consider or investigate complaints filed by transgender students against schools banning them from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.
A Trump administration official said the reasoning behind the decision was more political than economic.
As it stands, transgender troops already in the military have been able to serve openly since then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's statement last year. But transgender recruits have not yet been allowed to enlist.
Rodríguez-Roldán's efforts center on engaging with policymakers throughout Congress and various government agencies to help promote policies that will benefit the trans community.
That’s according to a study commissioned by the Department of Defense, as well as examples from other countries with open policies already in existence.