Texas, 12 States Ask to Delay Obama Transgender Bathroom Order
States want the federal government out of local issues.
Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal judge to delay Obama’s demand that all public schools allow transgender children use whichever bathroom they want:
“We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said at the time.
“This goes against the values of so many people,” he added. “This has everything to do with keeping the federal government out of local issues.”
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have joined Texas:
The hearing in Fort Worth is the latest in the battle between the federal government and various states opposed to the policy change. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor will hear arguments over the states’ request for a preliminary injunction to halt the Obama directive just weeks before school re-opens for the fall. It is not knowwn [SIC] when the judge might issue a ruling.
In July, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming brought their own suit over Obama’s declaration.
They may have a chance at victory since the U.S. Supreme Court recently “agreed to put on hold a federal judge’s order that would have allowed a Virginia high school student who was born a female but identifies as male to use the boys’ restroom.” From NBC:
The local school board in Gloucester County had forced the high school to stop accommodating him after angry parents spoke out at two community meetings.
The school board has said it will ask the Supreme Court in late August to overturn a lower court’s decision that would serve as a victory for transgender students. The court would not act on that request until October at the earliest.
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How is this issue even something over which the president, ANY president, has any say in the first place?
The President runs the Executive branch, which includes all “agencies”, including the Department of Education.
The Dept. of Ed. provides federal funding for local public school districts. If the Executive decides that that funding comes with strings attached, that’s his prerogative. He can order the Dept. of Ed. to yank funding from the school districts that don’t comply.
But, at least in theory, it’s incentive-based, not punitive; school districts that don’t adopt his social justice crusade aren’t punished per se. All carrot, no stick. (Again, at least in theory.)
The real question in my mind is, “Given ISIS/ISIL, Iran, the U.N., NATO, the Russians, China, North Korea, Black Lives Matter, Obamacare administration, his wife and daughters, and his semi-weekly golf games, wouldn’t you think he’s already got enough on his plate without exposing his private
partsagenda in public school restrooms?”
It’s the old fed “do what we say do or lose such and such federal funding” shakedown.
States need to stop falling for this.
The transgender spectrum disorder includes homosexual, crossover, flux, and choice. I suppose in this context, the question of integration pertains to crossover, flux, and choice; but, “=” affirmatively excludes the latter two, so it’s probably just crossover (a.k.a. confused).
I have to wonder how Barry Fudgepacker would respond if a woman came into his favorite bathhouse wearing a strap on?
If she had the Rev Wright model, he would like it.
Although this judge was appointed by Bush, harry reid pulled the nuclear option while being the majority leader of the senate.
The reason of course was to appoint judges who believe their role is to expand the federal overreach.
Maybe Milo will lead a group of his friends to the Senate and use the ladies bathrooms. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
If the “fellows” want to use the ladies room, cut off their junk and let’em. I have a dull machete that I’ll donate.
I’ve got a solution. When I was in Iraq & Afghanistan supposedly fighting for our freedom, I became very familiar with governments that are based on religion, prejudices and violations of human rights. Let’s send these Texas hypocrites to the Middle East where they will fit in perfectly. This will keep them from bullying our school children just to make some political statement that they don’t like a black president. What kind of weird, scared sicko would terrorize a kid to use the restroom of their opposite gender anyway? And we wonder why the GOP is disintegrating.
The Fort Worth school board is about to get a reality check. Elected officials really shouldn’t annoy the voters.
“Ask”? How about “tell”?
Only 12 States?
I can’t imagine why. And I don’t have a clue why MY State isn’t party.
Well, now that I have considered this for a few minutes, I have decided that fighting all these skirmishes is exactly what the Federal Government wants us to do.
They are dragging us through the mud.
The better strategy is to completely beat them back on State’s rights, which would cover this, and a multitude of other infringements.
Meanwhile, all we have to do is ignore them, which should keep them quite busy as we continue to work on the larger problem.
Their favorite tool is to withhold Federal monies.
I think the first thing we should do is to quit giving it to them to start with, then we wouldn’t have to spend so much time trying to recover it.
Take the carrots away from them, and it will be plain to see they actually have nothing to offer us.
The Federal Government was formed to be at our service. We own them. All of this is upside-down.
If it were only that simple…