The Trump administration ended federal protection on Wednesday (Feb. 22) for transgender students that required schools to allow the use of bathrooms and locker rooms of their gender identities. This received an emotional response from supporters of the protection put into action during Barack Obama's presidency, including Jackie Evancho, who sang at Trump's inauguration last month.
Evancho's 18-year-old sister, Juliet, is transgender and currently embroiled with their parents in a lawsuit against their local school district in Pennsylvania over her right to use women's bathrooms. Citing her sister, the 16-year-old singer spoke out against the President's decision on Wednesday and civilly asked him for a chance to discuss the issue.
"I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide," Evancho Tweeted.