GOP congresswoman, mother of transgender son, denounces Trump’s ‘lamentable decision’ to rescind protections

GOP congresswoman, mother of transgender son, denounces Trump’s ‘lamentable decision’ to rescind protectionsCongresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen speaks during a news conference in Miami, Nov. 26, 2016. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., isn’t afraid to break party ranks on issues of LGBT rights — especially when her family is involved. Ros-Lehtinen, whose son Rodrigo is transgender, released a critical statement Wednesday after the Trump administration announced it was revoking federal guidelines that protect transgender students from sex discrimination.



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