Thank God there’s still come sense in this country. Figures that it comes out of Texas.
I don’t like the way Bloomberg represents this as part of a “civil rights struggle” but that’s the common wisdom from our elite overlords who know better about all things.
The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity.
A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety and privacy.
The use of public bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender people has become the latest front in civil rights struggles between social conservatives and the administration following battles over same-sex marriage and military service by openly gay members of the armed forces in which President Barack Obama has sided with gay-rights advocates.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor came after the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 3 temporarily blocked an order that would let a transgender student use the boys’ bathrooms during his senior year at a Virginia high school.
In that case, the justices granted a request from the Gloucester County school board, which said the lower court order would have caused “severe disruption” when school started in September and likely prompted parents to transfer their children to other institutions. The district said boys’ restrooms were reserved for students who were “biological” males.
This stupid mandate could be a great thing for Catholic schools with parents pulling their kids. But that’s short term thinking. In the long run, scarily, this genderless anarchy would just become the new normal.
Thank God this judge at least put a roadblock up in the way of this insanity. But this whole thing affirms my belief that this country is doomed.
(Anyone else thinking about moving to Texas and joining the secession movement or is that just me?)