Never mind the violence trans kids face in the “wrong” peeing room. There’s the law!
From The Skimm.
TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE
Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that, for the time being, US public schools can tell students where they can and can’t pee.
Earlier this year, North Carolina passed a law that banned transgender people from using public bathrooms that don’t match the sex on their birth certificates. And then came the lawsuits and a lot of people saying ‘discrimination much?’ President Obama responded by telling public schools that federal law requires them to let transgender students use whatever bathrooms they want — and hinted that federal funding would be cut from schools that didn’t comply. Some critics freaked out, and said this was another example of Obama overstepping his presidential boundaries. 13 states sued.
WHAT’S THE LATEST?
A federal judge in Texas – one of the states that sued – said that until this lawsuit is decided, public schools across the US are free to decide where kids can and can’t pee. The Obama administration is saying ‘pretty sure we’re gonna win this thing.’ A lot of GOP activists are sending each other high-five emojis. And a lot of transgender kids are just wondering which bathroom they can use.
Yesterday’s ruling is a big roadblock for Obama, who’s been trying to leave office with a very pro-LGBT legacy behind him. And it also comes just as a lot of students are heading back to school this week. Great timing.
… and a vulnerable minority has no idea where they can pee! If you look like a girl, you are a girl! Wristbands remind me of this.
There is no way anything similar to this has a place in our culture.