Obama’s Trans-Bathroom Policy is Blocked

Obama claims the Bible tells him having men in the women’s restroom is proper and appropriate, but U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor says Obama is dead wrong.

A U.S. District Court judge on Sunday blocked the Obama administration from implementing new rules aimed at allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

The ruling, by Judge Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth, Texas, is a win for the 13 states that had sought to prevent the administration’s directives from taking effect. It comes a month after the Supreme Court blocked a lower court order allowing a student in Virginia to use the boys’ bathroom during the upcoming school year.

The Departments of Justice and Education issued new directives on May 13 that prevented schools from treating transgender students differently from other students who share a gender identity. The rules required schools to provide transgender students with “equal access to educational programs and activities” even over the objections of other students and parents.

The directive is not legally binding, though conservatives said it opened the door for the federal government to block funding to schools that did not comply.

Obama failed to follow the Administrative Procedures Act ruled O’Connor.

Trying to coast off an emboldened liberal push for “transgender rights” across the country, the White House has directed the Department of Education to in turn instruct schools to radically alter their bathroom policies. Instead of requiring students to use the restroom that corresponds to their biological sex, the administration wants them to be able to use whichever room they want because – wait for it- transgender students might want to use the bathroom for the opposite sex.

With school districts at risk of losing federal funding over the new orders from Washington, several brave states have stood up in defense of their children. Making a total of 11 states, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Maine have all filed a lawsuit against the administration, challenging the legitimacy of this radical policy.

What began as eleven states fighting Obama, grew to thirteen states who sued to block the injunction. The ruling left them very pleased.

“We are pleased that the court ruled against the Obama Administration’s latest illegal federal overreach,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said in a statement. “This President is attempting to rewrite the laws enacted by the elected representatives of the people, and is threatening to take away federal funding from schools to force them to conform.”

Source: The Hill

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