|Pres. Barack Obama greets Pat McCrory, the Republican governor of North Carolina.|
In Donald Trump's America, you can ban a transgender woman from using the women's restroom because at birth she was born a boy.
The Republicans in the South are still seething over the Supreme Court's decision to make marriage equal in the country. Now they're trying to sneak around the law to make life miserable for the LGBT Americans living in their states.
The North Carolina governor is hoping to rally supporters to his cause. He decides to fight against the U.S. Justice Department in a last ditch effort to bring support for the "bathroom law" that mandates citizens to use the public restroom assigned to their given birth. Those opposed to the law see it as state mandated discrimination against those who are transgender.
The feds have thrown shade on the law. The U.S. Justice Department has thrown a federal lawsuit against the governor and his cronies. The governor struck back and filed a countersuit saying that the government meddling in the law is overreach.
President Barack Obama gave McCrory the third salute today. In a sweeping move, the president issued an executive order giving transgender students full access to use any public restroom or facility according to their gender identity.
The letter, signed by officials from the Education and Justice departments, does not have the force of law but contains an implicit threat that schools which do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
|Yes we still believe in a mens and womens restroom. But we also believe that transgender Americans have the right to use the mens and womens restroom.|
"This guidance gives administrators, teachers, and parents the tools they need to protect transgender students from peer harassment and to identify and address unjust school policies," she said.
The move comes as the Obama administration and North Carolina battle in federal court over a state law passed in March that limits public bathroom access for transgender people.
By passing the law, North Carolina became the first state in the country to ban people from using multiple occupancy restrooms or changing rooms in public buildings and schools that do not match the sex on their birth certificate.
"No student should ever have to go through the experience of feeling unwelcome at school or on a college campus," Education Secretary John King Jr. said in a statement.
|Protesters in Raleigh, NC.|
The Obama administration letter will say schools may not require transgender students to have a medical diagnosis, undergo any medical treatment, or produce a birth certificate or other document before treating them according to their gender identity.
Pat McCrory is the Republican governor who divided the nation.
Donald Trump is the most polarizing candidate running for president. Trump did speak on the law being bad for North Carolina. He quickly retracted his comments saying the matter is a "state's rights" issue.
Trump's allies in the junk food media (i.e. The Drudge Report, InfoWars, that annoying agitator Sean Hannity, Fox News, and Breitbart) have ignored this controversy.