U.S. Orders Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

A letter to school districts will go out Friday, fueling a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue...

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/us/politics/obama-administration-to-issue-decree-on-transgender-access-to-school-restrooms.html?_r=0

 

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That should REALLY  chap ol' Gov. Pat McCrory in the diaper...means his new bill isn't worth the paper it's written on.  Least ways, not the part bathrooms in schools.

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Yeah, baby! That's awesome! 😇😇😇😄😄😄🤓🤓🤓

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May 13, 11:29 AM EDT
 

Official: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy

 
 
 
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DALLAS (AP) -- Texas' lieutenant governor says the state is prepared to forfeit billions of dollars in federal funding for public schools following an Obama administration directive over bathroom access for transgender students.

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So to appease a few homo-/transphobic, far right, ultra conservative bigots... ALL of Texas' children will suffer yet another blow to their already floundering educational system.

Wow.  it would be laughable if it wasn't so freakin' sad.  Talk about cuttin' yer nose off to spite your ugly mug!!



Note:  This article was drastically re-vamped in the nine or ten hours following the OP.  As a result this reply appears somewhat out in left field.  So no, I haven't lost it, and you're not missing something! LOL

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Like Trump, let 'em keep digging their holes deeper and deeper. The Texas bureaucrats are doing our work for us. No, I'm not holding my breath but it does feel like the momentum is becoming unstoppable.

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Emma , I mentioned on Faceless book that the average Texas worker will get mighty tired of rising Republican School fees to excuse this appeasement to the Evangelistic Right . No question , Legalistic religion is BIG BUSINESS in Texas . Still, it dosent play well in Houston and Dallas like it does in Kileen or McAllen ..............................

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Obama Defends Transgender Directive for School Bathrooms

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday made an impassioned argument for his administration’s decision to instruct public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, saying that society must protect the dignity and safety of vulnerable children.

The remarks were the president’s first public comments on a directive released Friday that has added fuel to a searing national debate over transgender rights. Mr. Obama said the guidance, issued by the Education and Justice Departments, represented “our best judgment” on how to help schools wrestling with the issue.

“We’re talking about kids, and anybody who’s been in school, been in high school, who’s been a parent, I think should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority — kids who have a different sexual orientation or are transgender — are subject to a lot of bullying, potentially they are vulnerable,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “I think that it is part of our obligation as a society to make sure that everybody is treated fairly, and our kids are all loved, and that they’re protected and that their dignity is affirmed.”

The White House has said little about Mr. Obama’s role in the release of the guidance, which had been under development for months, other than to say that he had been kept apprised of its progress and that it was broadly consistent with his values. It has drawn condemnations from many Republican lawmakers who call it an example of presidential overreach.

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, said on Monday that the guidance violated the principle of separation of powers, and state officials there have signaled that they will seek to challenge it in court.

More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us/politics/obama-defends-transgender-directive-for-school-bathrooms.html?_r=0

 

 

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