“Gender identity” and “sex” are one in the same according to the Departments of Education and Justice. In case you have not heard the news, the Obama administration on Friday sent out a decree to school districts nationwide coercing them into allowing transgender students to use any bathroom they wish or risk losing funds. Well, if that’s not a federal mandate I don’t know what is. The letter signed by John B. King, new Secretary of Education, has no force of law and is highly unconstitutional.
Sex is simply the biological or genetic state of male or female chromosomes, regardless of what people want to identify. It seems that Obama is redefining civil rights and the basis of biological functionality.
The Obama administration bases its view on Title IX of the civil rights law which says that schools receiving federal money can’t discriminate based on a student’s sex. “Gender identity” wasn’t relevant 45 years ago. Congress should be giving every state, school district, parent, and student guidelines of the 1972 Title IX Law and what constitutes “sex discrimination.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Friday, “I announced today that Texas is fighting this. Obama can’t rewrite the Civil Rights Act. He’s not a King.”
It seems rather odd that Obama and his trusted followers are adamantly defending the “rights” of transgender students, but when it comes to special needs children – sorry! There’s nothing in the “law” that says they should receive special treatment!
The “emerging practices” document which was attached to Friday’s letter gives guidance on how schools can “protect the privacy rights of all students.” What about the 10th amendment and student-data privacy rights?
This is what so many parents and activists were trying to avoid. It’s no surprise that Obama’s right-hand man would be behind this threat. “No student should ever have to go through the experience of feeling unwelcome at school or on a college campus,” U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said in a written statement. “This latest edict disregards the will and concerns of millions of students, parents, teachers, school administrators and religious leaders,” said Rep. John Kline (MN). “The secretary has the audacity to say this will promote an environment free of fear and discrimination, but what about the students, parents, and families who don’t share the president’s personal views?”
The federal government will do anything to stay in control of public education, and that is undeniably evident with this latest decree. The Pulse published an article giving steps to take on how to fight this nonsense. We will NOT be silent, we WILL fight back. Join us, Join the Movement to Stop Fed Ed!