States Strike Back Against Obama Overreach

The Obama Administration’s transgender bathroom edict has provoked outrage across the United States. Thankfully, it has also provoked a much-needed legal challenge.

On May 25, a lawsuit was filed against the Obama Administration by the states of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. According to Politico, the lawsuit states the plaintiffs’ support for “‘the singular principle that the solemn duty of the Federal Executive is to enforce the law of the land, and not rewrite it by administrative fiat.’” In addition, the suit claims that the defendants “‘have conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children…’”

It should be no surprise that President Obama has not budged from his extremist stance. However, the President’s use of the Bible to defend his position comes as a bit of a shock. During a recent Indiana town hall meeting, the President said, “‘My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there…What happened and what continues to happen is you have transgender kids in schools and they get bullied and they get ostracized and it’s tough for them…I have profound respect for everybody’s religious beliefs on this, but if you’re at a public school, the question is, how do we [make] sure that [children] are treated with kindness.’”

While NYCF agrees with the President that the Golden Rule is important, that bullying is wrong, and that children should be treated with kindness, we disagree most emphatically with his contention that giving boys with gender dysphoria access to girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms is a kindness to anyone at all.