Monday, August 22, 2016

Nice to See That Not Every Judge has Bought into The Nonsense

8/22/16 USA Today:
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
Hundreds of school districts Monday woke up to news of the order by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on the first day of class in Texas and elsewhere.
The decision dated Sunday comes after Texas and 12 other states challenged the Obama directive as unconstitutional during a hearing in Fort Worth last week. It applies to schools nationwide, as many districts reopen this week after the summer vacation.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, immediately cheered the decision.
“This president is attempting to rewrite the laws enacted by the elected representatives of the people, and is threating to take away federal funding from schools to force them to conform,” Paxton said. “That cannot be allowed to continue, which is why we took action to protect states and school districts.”
What makes this so absurd is to argue that such discrimination violated the sex discrimination laws.  

1 comment:

James Gibson said...

Why is it that this issue and the response most people in authority have to it, reminds me of the mindless- go along to survive- mentality that existed in Rome during the reign of Caligula. Way too much, we are doing this because its an order. Or we view it as an order when even Obama calls it guidance. And all to keep access to Federal money that will be wasted anyway.