Man! I feel like a woman. And I have to pee…

In the US, if there is a queue for the bathroom, just “identify” as the other gender and go in theirs instead.

The Obama administration told U.S. public schools on Friday that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, upsetting Republicans and raising the likelihood of fights over federal funding and legal authority.

Conservatives pushed back against the administration’s non-binding guidance to schools, the latest battleground in the issue of rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the guidance “must be challenged.”

“If President Obama thinks he can bully Texas schools into allowing men to have open access to girls in bathrooms, he better prepare for yet another legal fight,” Paxton, a Tea Party champion, said in a statement.   

Other Republican-led states joined calls to disregard the White House’s directive and accused the administration of overstepping its role. In North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory labeled the move a “massive executive branch overreach” and called on federal courts and the U.S. Congress to intercede, while Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said it was “offensive, intrusive and totally lacking in common sense.”

The U.S. Education and Justice Departments, in a letter, told school districts nationwide that while the guidance carries no legal weight, they must not discriminate against students, including based on their gender identity.

The guidance contained an implicit threat that school districts defying the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or be deprived of federal aid.

The White House defended its actions, saying the guidance should not be viewed as a threat but instead as a set of “specific, tangible, real-world advice and suggestions” that many schools had sought and will welcome.

“That’s what we’re looking for: solutions that protect the safety and dignity of every single student in school,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing, adding that the idea was to prevent discrimination against a range of groups extending beyond the transgender community.

Obama’s lasting legacy will be like that of Helen Clark’s…tampering at the edges and social engineering. all that talk of “Hope” and “Change” turned out to be no hope and not so much change.

 

– Reuters

 


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  • biscuit barrel

    “The U.S. Education and Justice Departments, in a letter, told school districts nationwide that while the guidance carries no legal weight, they must not discriminate against students, including based on their gender identity.”

    The courts have ruled that way as well, when it has become an issue.

  • XCIA

    Personally, I haven’t seen it as I tend not to be bothered with mind numbing conferences any more, but colleagues have come back with tales of finding females standing at the men’s urinals at post conference party’s when allegedly there was a queue for cubicles at the ladies. On the face of it, some people come prepared for these eventualities.

  • Greg

  • This is the kind of brain dead pinko liberal policy you’d expect from wets like Barry. I expect to see Louisa Wall, Grant Robertson and all of the greens pushing for this policy in NZ.
    Expect the pervs to grab a pair of panties and a push up bra and go making nusicances of themselves in women’s toilets and changing toilets throughout the country while claiming their human rights as transgender (or whatever today’s latest label is) persons to be in whatever bog they like.

    These whackjobs never see the fallout from the unintended consequences of their moronic PC pandering. Just ask the kids that used to work in IHC shelters that are no longer able to.

  • Chris Bell

    Hang on I better ask my parents first which bathroom I should use – god forbid at my young age I choose the wrong one and end up wrecked for life – they should know cause what parent ever got it wrong and stuffed up their kid’s life????

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