As a self-described “progressive” president, it has come to no surprise that Barack Obama has been pushing for more accommodations for those who identify as transgender.
While the recent commotion over transgender accommodations has focused mainly on public restrooms at businesses, Obama has apparently been pushing for the same accommodations for transgender kids at public schools.
In fact, the White House has been “aggressively engaged” in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school, a top Obama appointee in the Department of Education reportedly told a group of LGBT activists, according to The Daily Caller.
DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon made the assurance during her keynote address at an LGBT summit co-sponsored by the White House and Equality Michigan, a liberal activist group.
Officials from seven different federal agencies attended the event, according to the Equality Michigan website.
Equality Michigan has been pushing for Michigan schoolchildren to be able to choose their name, gender and bathroom, all without parental knowledge or input.
Executive director Steph White reportedly emailed supporters after the event, calling it “a great catalyst that will propel our collective work forward.” The email included an excerpt from Lhamon’s remarks, which White called “refreshingly clear,” according to The Daily Caller.
Lhamon and the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights has ruled that schools will be in violation of Title IX if they do not allow transgender students to choose which bathroom and locker rooms they feel comfortable using.
Giving private, single-user bathrooms is not a sufficient accommodation, according to the DOE. Instead, schools must allow boys who think they’re girls to shower and change alongside actual girls.
A federal appeals court upheld this leftist interpretation last week, ordering a rural Virginia school to allow a biological female to begin showering and changing alongside male students. The district court had ruled in favor of the school’s interest in protecting students, but Judge Henry Floyd, an Obama appointee — of course — wrote the court opinion that overruled that decision.
But, that wasn’t the first time the administration has forced its agenda on the public. Last November, Lhamon ordered a school district in Illinois to allow a biological male to use the girls’ showers and locker rooms. The assistant secretary threatened to pull the district’s federal funding if it didn’t comply — so, of course, it eventually backed down and accepted the order.
Folks, this is even more scary than the bathroom at Target accommodating transgender customers. We are talking about school-aged children. We are talking about hormone-raging teenage boys and girls having access to our daughters and sons in the most private and vulnerable of places where parents are nowhere around.
Mo. trying to push transgender bathroom laws. I hear about some he/she walking in on my daughter in school, going to be big problems.— 1stIDvet (@1stIDVet) April 16, 2016
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