(H/T Breitbart) A federal judge has ruled in favor of 13 states against President Barack Obama’s directive that public schools must allow students and adults to enter whatever bathrooms or showers they choose, a policy imposing transgenderism on the nation’s schools.
This directive is also a threat to the religious liberty of Christian schools and universities nationwide (as well as other faiths), many of which receive federal Title IX funding, and would force them to either forfeit funding or violate the teachings of their faith.
Judge O’Connor went on to write that “the Constitution assigns these policy choices to the appropriate elected and appointed officials.” But those officials “must follow the proper legal procedure,” and so his ruling in this lawsuit is focused solely on whether the Obama administration followed the law.
The court rejected all of the Obama administration’s procedural arguments. Lawyers for the federal government argued that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring suit, and that the APA did not apply to this case because the transgender directive was not a “final agency action.” The court ruled that the transgender directive is a form of federal regulation governed by the APA.
Folks, we should be proud of the leaders of the 13 states who banded together to fight the Obama regime head-on to keep our children (especially our daughters and little girls) safe while they do something so ordinary such as use the restroom.
This will no doubt end up a long-term legal back-and-forth, but this was a huge first strike to counter Obama’s dangerous liberal agenda.