Culture Beat / May 26, 2016

States Fight Back Against Obama’s Tranny Decree

Lawsuit alleges the Obama administration tried to create a law by executive fiat.

A coalition of eleven states and state officials filed suit against the Obama administration over the recent Department of Education letter “clarifying” that schools across the nation must accommodate transgender students in the bathroom of their choosing. The Obama administration issued the letter May 13 and said that transgender students have “equal access to educational programs and activities” — including bathrooms. If schools don’t comply, federal funding could be at risk, the letter implied. The suit spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. It alleges the Obama administration tried to create a law by executive decree when it issued the letter — a law that calls for massive policy changes.

David Thweatt, superintendent for the Harrold Independent School District in Texas, told The Daily Signal, “This federal money obviously is our money to start with. It’s coming from income taxes, et cetera, and [the Obama administration] is taking this and using our own money against us to try to blackmail us into some kind of social engineering and social experimentation in public schools.” The courts have almost routinely checked Obama’s executive orders, from clean power decrees to amnesty for illegal immigrants, so it’s not unimaginable that Obama’s bathroom legacy will also be flushed by the courts.

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