Texas, 12 states to ask judge to stall Obama transgender bathroom order

by FOXNews.com  |  published on August 13, 2016

Some 13 states led by Texas will ask a federal judge Friday to halt the Obama administration’s order to allow transgender students in U.S. public schools to use the restrooms of their choice.

The hearing in Fort Worth is the latest in the battle between the federal government and various states opposed to the policy change. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor will hear arguments over the states’ request for a preliminary injunction to halt the Obama directive just weeks before school re-opens for the fall. It is not knowwn when the judge might issue a ruling.

The White House in May told the nation’s public school districts that they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity or risk losing federal funding.

States responded with a joint lawsuit challenging the order.

“We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said at the time. “This goes against the values of so many people.”

  • CitizenRights

    Good afternoon Gentlemen;

                    May I point out something very specific, that is often over looked and many times misunderstood, and definitely not explained…

    We all know how and what the First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” And not to mention this is in conjunction with the Tenth Amendment “The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited to it by the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” Need I state that this point is very crucial given that the only path for “We The People” in exercising our right “to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. With this said, the next bit of information, is so critical, most senator, representatives and congressmen are not even aware of this… The sovereign states claimed the power to check the federal government via devices such as “interposition” or “nullification” where federal laws and contracts were rendered inoperative by the action of a state or states via “interposition” or “nullification”.  And We the people are to contact our State Representatives to ask the redress of Grievances. So, all it takes, is one state, all signing this actionable document, to nullify any Federal Law, or EO, that is un-constitutional.  Once this is signed by all state representatives,  the EO, Law, or what ever the government has put together is and will be nullified, now this may go to the Supreme Court, but since the Bill of rights is in our favor, we will win…

    • Snoopy

      The LAW might SAY that, but trying to get them to AGREE to that will be another story.
      Obooboo thinks he is some kind of a god. Good luck getting rid of him other than permanently!

  • Phil Esposito

    Pervert Obozo wants to void any morals left in our communities. This person is just rotten to the core. I hope Trump has him arrested and prosecuted.

    • Richard

      TRUMP/PENCE 2016>>>>>>>>>>>Obama/Hillary>>>GITMO 2017 !

  • Snoopy

    But what would you expect with you elect a known Gay Boy to this office??
    I STILL wonder who the actual parents of the two girls are!!!

  • Rodney Steward

    This is just one of the many sickening things that has happened under this administration, but this is what you get when you lower the standards for the White house!

    • Snoopy

      The “standards” went out the window when SFB walked IN!!

      • Phil Esposito

        Who is SFB?

        • Snoopy

          Shit For Brains

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