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Concerns that a Trump administration proposal could essentially define transgender out of existence may not prompt new protections in the First State.

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The Delaware Department of Education is starting over on a policy protecting transgender students.

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State education officials are working on a new anti-discrimination regulation for its public schools.  Regulation 225 could make Delaware could be the first state to allow minors to self-identify their race and gender.

And while much of the debate over this draft regulation has focused on the implications for transgender students, Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller reports some say the controversy over inclusion of race in the regulation came as a surprise.

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Equality Delaware opposes changes to the state’s draft anti-discrimination policy on transgender students.

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Gov. John Carney signed legislation last year creating the state office of Human Resources and the Division of Diversity.

It was a response to multiple state agencies failing an independent review of their hiring practices and workplace inclusion.

In December, Carney appointed longtime Human Resources specialist Keith Hunt the state’s Chief Diversity Officer. His job is to lead efforts in defining and cultivating equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the state Executive Branch.

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Public comment on controversial new state anti-discrimination regulations for Delaware public schools is closed – at least for now.

The state Department of Education says the comment period for Regulation 225 ended Monday with over 11,000 comments submitted.

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Gov. John Carney is trying to address diversity issues in some Delaware executive branch agencies.

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Gov. John Carney is directing the state to create a uniform anti-discrimination policy.

Carney signed an Executive Order Wednesday mandating the policy be in place April 1st and include a single set of complaint procedures for state employees.

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About a dozen civil rights and religious groups in Delaware banded together on the eve of President-elect Trump's inauguration to fight discrimination.


The new group is called the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition, and it announced its formation Thursday at the Biggs Art Museum.


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Gov. Jack Markell is pushing the nation’s LGBT population to fight hard for equal rights once President-Elect Donald Trump takes office.


“You’ve got to fight. Things are not going to happen because you sit back. You’ve got to make yourself heard,” Markell said during a keynote address to the Center for American Progress in Washington DC Thursday.