You people do realize that if you mandate that transwomen use the men's
room, you're also mandating that transmen use the women's room, right?
@Thid Barker --"I will wager not one school princpal will go to
jail"Of course they won't. I already said that."We have a constitution in this nation and Obama is abusing it!"Nope. We have a constitution in this nation, and Obama is defending it.
Equal protection, remember?@Rocket Science --"Riki
Wilchins, a famous transsexual"Riki Wilchins doesn't speak
for the entire LGBT population any more than Warren Jeffs speaks for the entire
polygamist population. Nonetheless, she isn't actually saying what you
claim she is."Wilchins writes that the fact that we are arguing
over male and female facilities is proof that we still have far to go-- there
should be no gender distinctions in general. "No. What
she's really saying is that gender shouldn't be regarded as distinct
-- it is more of a scale than a binary. You're familiar with the Kinsey
scale for sexual orientation? She's saying that gender is somewhat like
that. There are people on each end of the scale, but there are also people at
various points in the middle.
@ Contrarius: We shall see how the courts rule on this. I will wager not one
school princpal will go to jail for ignoring this stupid action! Obama
isn't king. We have a constitution in this nation and Obama is abusing it!
@Thid Barker --"The POTUS cannot write or re-write laws-like
mandating transgender bathrooms!"He has not actually done any
such thing.Obama is in charge of the executive branch of government.
The Department of Education is in the executive branch. The president, the
Attorney General, and the heads of the D of E have come together to issue a
directive on executive branch policy. This is not a "law" -- school
principals will not be thrown in jail if they fail to comply -- but the
executive branch has the ultimate authority on how federal educational funding
is distributed, and in compliance with Title IX, that funding will no longer be
distributed to schools that insist on discriminating on the basis of gender,
which includes gender identity.Yet again -- There are already
multiple federal court decisions agreeing that gender identity is included in
sex discrimination statutes, and those decisions started being made before Obama
was even elected.
This is more than just much ado about nothing. Consider:Riki
Wilchins, a famous transsexual recently wrote an article in the gay publication
The Advocate titled; "We'll Win the Bathroom Battle When the Binary
Burns," . Wilchins says the real goal is to kill the notion of male and
female altogether. The ‘binary’ refers to gender distinction, and
getting rid of the “heterobinary structure” is the goal. Wilchins
writes that the fact that we are arguing over male and female facilities is
proof that we still have far to go-- there should be no gender distinctions in
general. So the fact that there are even intimate facilities that reflect the
“binary” truth about gender should change, Wilchins wrote.
@ Owen: For the 20 trillionth time, it isn't the NUMBER of executive
actions, its the content of them! The POTUS cannot write or re-write laws-like
mandating transgender bathrooms! Congress alone writes laws, the POTUS enforces
them (not just the ones he likes) and the SCOTUS decides if the laws congress
passes are constitutional. Obama is way out of line and is clearly abusing his
power! Perhaps now you can understand why so many freedom loving Americans
@Hank Jr. -- Once again "...until Barack Hussein Obama took office and
issued executive orders akin to fire sales ..." Nope. Obama is using them at
about the slowest pace in a century. Look it up.
@ObservatorBoth Maine and Wisconsin have ultra conservative Governors and
GOP led. It's no surprise that any of these states are on the list. They
are being run by people who want to change the direction of our country, our
courts and re-write the constitution.
Can you imagine the horrible abuse a transgender person takes when going to
school in one of the redneck or conservative states? There's no way I can
imagine anyone wanting to go through that just to go into a different bathroom.
This is much ado about nothing.
Well, Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America". But who knew
the "transformation" would include our bathroom activites? Now the
government goes with you when you go to the toilet!
What this boils down to is:(Paraphrased)"We
don't care if you don't like it, obey it or lose your federal
funds.""Anyone's discomfort with this directive is just
too bad.""You will address transgender students with the
appropriate pronoun.""You will not deny a transgender
student the use of locker rooms, bathrooms, showers, etc. for the gender they
identify with."There is no medical diagnosis or treatment
requirement that students must meet as a prerequisite."Anyone
wishing to get a real "eye-opener" on what this Department of Education
directive is all about can download it, and the "Dear Colleague" letter
via the internet.Department of Education Directive"Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender
Students"Dear Colleague Letter on Best Practices"Dear
Colleague Letter on Transgender Students"
There has been no greater legalization of Perversion in our nation's
history until Barack Hussein Obama took office and issued executive orders akin
to fire sales in department stores.America needs Donald Trump to put
out these fires.
Note that Wisconsin and Maine, hardly bastions of conservatism, are also
signatories to the suit. The issue has as much to do with federal vs. state
control of the school system as anything else.
Once again Utah is looking like the backwoods regime that it is. Thank You Utah
for joining the other pro-discrimination states in fighting against the
constitution.We need to waste more taxpayer money fighting
unconstitutional battles. I can't believe how embarrassing the past 8 years
have been. Thanks Utah.
Good for all those states, we need to stick up for what is right. I can't
believe how far we have fallen in the past 8 years. Thanks Obama.
Once again the Obama administration is looking like the tyrannical undemocratic
regime that they are. Thank You Utah for joining the other freedom loving
states in fighting for the constitution.