Okay…is there any other small group of individuals out there that King Obama forgot to add in his pandering campaign? Talk about way out of hand! It is not about “freedom”, or “rights”, or any other excuse he throws at liberals to make something stick…like use of his famous line, “It just makes common sense to…”
No common sense here folks! What we see happening, with all of the illegal actions both here and abroad our King takes, comes awful close to “tyranny”! That’s right, I said it! Look it up! Here is a definition of a tyrant from Wikipedia: “A tyrant, in its modern English usage, is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty.”
One person in this story sums up the issue pretty clearly… National School Boards Association General Counsel Francisco Negrón says, “it will likely be an issue for the Supreme Court, since Congress is highly unlikely to amend federal civil rights laws.”
The truth is, Congress does nothing about everything the King does, legal or illegal, to divide this country and change it forever into something we aren’t, and were never formed to be!
How about we just give them their own bathrooms and let them figure out what’s standing, or sitting, next to them at a urinal or in a stall? Or…extend Medicaid to include “urine bags”? Would one of these suggestions pass muster?
The divisive and politically combustible issue of bathroom access for transgender individuals is about to become further inflamed, as the Obama administration is expected in coming weeks to aggressively reinforce its position that transgender student rights are fully protected under federal law, sources told POLITICO.
With the Justice Department already locking horns with North Carolina over the state’s so-called bathroom bill, the administration plans to reaffirm its view that robust protections for transgender students are within the existing scope of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Multiple agencies are expected to be involved.
It’s a step LGBT advocates have wanted the federal government to take for years. The legal protections include providing transgender students with not just access to bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity but also affording them protections from bullying, harassment and sexual violence, and a right to privacy concerning their transgender status and transition.
But a bigger legal battle could be looming.
The confrontation in North Carolina over the White House’s disputed interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 centers on a state law — passed by a Republican-controlled Legislature in a single-day special session — that requires transgender individuals to use a restroom corresponding with the gender listed on their birth certificate. The expected guidance will only increase the likelihood that Title IX is headed for a major legal battle — and possibly a case argued before the Supreme Court — to settle a patchwork of conflicting interpretations and challenges across lower courts and at every level of government.
“Certainly that’s the case here with Title IX,” he added. “The lack of specificity about gender identity in the law creates all kinds of room for folks on both sides of this issue to make arguments about how the law should be taken.”
Advocates and legal experts say that Title IX’s lack of clarity could get wrapped up with a host of other legal issues, like the constitutional right to privacy and varying policies at every level of government, and result in transgender rights landing in some capacity before the nation’s highest court — just like what happened in the lead-up to the Supreme Court’s historic gay marriage verdict.
Caught in the middle of this litigation and confusion are schools and school districts — and, of course, children. Some states and districts, like Chicago Public Schools, have passed their own inclusive policies affirming transgender student rights. But many are unsure how to handle the issue, Negrón said.
“School districts and board members are sworn to uphold the laws of their state,” he added. “It’s really kind of an untenable position for school districts. … It’s hard for districts to do their jobs out of fear that they’re going to lose federal funds or get sued by other parties.”
Negrón also said it will likely be an issue for the Supreme Court, since Congress is highly unlikely to amend federal civil rights laws.