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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Obama's Bathroom Policy Gets Flushed by Trump

Remember that non-binding directive that president Obama sent to all school districts in the country telling them that they had to allow transgender students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and showers for the sex with which they identified?  Obama didn't have the authority to impose such a rule, so he couched it as an advisory memo but then threatened to cut off federal funds to any district that did not comply.  President Trump just rescinded the directive.

So what does this mean?  The simple answer is that nothing has changed.  The states and localities are still the ones who decide what rules apply with regard to transgenders and these issues.  Absent action by Congress, the feds have no power to impose their views on the country. 

The media and many Democrat politicians are playing up Trump's move as some sort of return to discrimination.  It's not.  It's just another of those phony issues that the media likes to push as part of the anti-Trump narrative.

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