The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday.
Federal agencies have used the threat of lost money to pressure a handful of municipal governments in California and Illinois to change their policies and allow transgender students to use the restrooms of the gender they identify with. There is no recent precedent for the federal government’s applying similar pressure to address a state law that it sees as discriminatory.
Yes, the Federal Potty Police have fired a shot across the bow of North Carolina, which maintains the quaint position that humans come in two sexes, not infinite genders.
The Potty Police, of course, get their authority entirely from within the Executive Branch, where merry pranksters apparently sit around and play “can you top this” with ideas about how to eradicate sanity from the world.
[T]he Obama administration has repeatedly called on Congress to pass a law banning discrimination against [gay and transgender people] in employment decisions. On several occasions, however, the administration has also said that gay, lesbian and transgender people are already covered by laws banning sex discrimination.
Last year, a federal judge in Virginia rejected that notion, ruling that restricting the bathroom choices for transgender students did not violate federal law. The Obama administration had argued otherwise and the case is on appeal.
- Why do we force students to identify with one of just two arbitrary “genders”?
- If zir gender is unique, shouldn’t we build zim zis unique restroom, preferably with a bronze bas relief of zim on the door, so zie can have it all to zieself?
- Do you have any idea how hard it was for a sane person to write the preceding bullet point?
- Why don’t the “two-gender-forced-choice” bigots get off their high horses about the “gender-is-not-a-choice-at-all” bigots?
- How many “transgender students” are just gaslighting us?
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This is a real thing in a rather unreal sense.
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This is a real thing in a an unequivocal sense.
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