Obama’s Transgender Directive to Schools is Lawless
WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration’s letter sent today to every public school district in the country telling them to allow so-called “transgender” students to use the bathrooms that match their subjective “gender identity” is a lawless act by the President. The letter that goes out today is signed by Justice and Education department officials and describes what schools should supposedly do to ensure that none of their students face discrimination.
This lawless letter does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or the loss of federal aid.
Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman said, “Studies show that one in four girls and one out of every six boys under 18 will be sexually assaulted. This unconstitutional mandate only increases those statistics. School districts that allow boys to use the girl’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers are placing girls at risk. They will be held accountable for sexual assaults. Congress has repeatedly rejected attempts to include ‘gender identity’ or ‘sexual orientation’ in federal law. I encourage schools to fight for the privacy and protection of students and reject the Obama bullies,” said Staver.
On April 7, 1975, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then a professor at Columbia Law School, wrote in The Washington Post, “Separate places to disrobe, sleep, perform personal bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.”
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