Texas orders schools to defy Obama’s transgender order
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told superintendents of all public schools in the state via letter that they should defy President Obama’s unilaterally issued demands to open all bathroom doors to transgenders and that he will support them in any legal fight that might brew.
“This fight is just beginning,” Patrick said, the Statesman reported. His letter specifically stated “we will be there to support” districts that violate this federally pressed plan.
Patrick announced the letters to superintendents during a press conference in Austin, where he also said he was looking into the legalities of the Fort Worth Independent School District’s decision to implement these Obama bathroom policies for transgenders without first holding hearings for parents to comment.
Recently, Fort Worth’s superintendent, Kent Paredes Scribner, told all schools in the district to open bathrooms so transgenders could choose which to use. Patrick said he’s now asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to issue a determination about the legalities of Scribner’s move, which was made “unilaterally” and without allowing parents to comment, he said, Breitbart reported. And part of that determination? The Statesman said Patrick wants Scribner to be fired for his action.
“You have to ask the question, ‘Why did this [Fort Worth] policy come out of nowhere when there seemed to be nothing to create it? I said at the time because it was directly linked to the Obama policies in Washington,” Patrick said, Breitbart reported.
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