By Bob Unruh
Former President Obama (Photo: Twitter)
Barack Obama, while in office, had redefined federal law so that the generations-old, congressionally approved bans on discrimination based on “sex” were also bans on discrimination based on “gender identity.”
That would mean that America’s public schools would be forced into the situation of allowing a nude high-school boy to shower with nude high-school girls if he said he was a girl, or vice versa.
When Donald Trump took office, his advisers looked at the law, which clearly didn’t identify “gender identity,” noted the fact that Congress had refused to adopt such a definition, and pulled back on Obama’s activism.
Now, headline writers across the United States apparently are surprised that something that isn’t defined as being against the law no longer will be investigated by the federal government.
Just within the last few hours, Slate stated, “The Department of Education Will No Longer Investigate Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints” and WABE reported, “The Education Department Says It Won’t Act on Transgender Student Bathroom Access” and the Washington Post had “Education Department no longer investigating transgender bathroom access.”
All are similar to the NPR report that cited the complaint by “transgender high school student Gavin Grimm” in Virginia, and stated, “The Department of Education just announced it won’t investigate similar claims.”
“Do transgender boys or girls have the right to use the restroom at school that corresponds with their gender identity? The U.S. Education Department said Monday that it won’t hear complaints about or take action on this question,” NPR said.
Almost as soon as Trump was inaugurated, his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, rolled back the instructions delivered by Obama to allow the gender-crossing activities in schools
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