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Texas and Oklahoma sue Obama administration over transgender public school decree

Obama speaks to the Human Rights Campaign
Obama speaks to the Human Rights Campaign

The Daily Signal reports:

Texas, joined by eight other states and officials from two other states, sued President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday over the president’s national school bathroom directive that threatens to take away federal school funding for districts that do not follow new transgender student guidance.

“This is an overreach of the federal government,” Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt told The Daily Signal in a phone call Wednesday afternoon.

Texas and the Harrold Independent School District in Texas were joined by the states of Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, and Georgia, as well as the Arizona Department of Education, Heber-Overgaard Unified School District in Arizona, and Maine Governor Paul LePage, a Republican, in the lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Texas, Wichita Falls Division U.S. district court.

“This federal money obviously is our money to start with,” Thweatt said. “It’s coming from income taxes, et cetera and [the Obama administration] is taking this and using our own money against us to try to blackmail us into some kind of social engineering and social experimentation in public schools.”

[…]Superintendent Thweatt expressed concern to The Daily Signal that Obama administration’s directive creates security and safety issues for the “privacy and dignity” of the approximately one hundred kindergarten through 12th grade students that attend and use restrooms at Harrold Independent School District.

“Not only do we have students in these restrooms, but we are also having visitors to our schools at programs and sporting events,” Thweatt said. “If we open our restrooms, we could very well have grown men in our restrooms with young girls.”

If you live in Texas or Oklahoma, then congratulations – your states are actually doing something about the problem:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, sent a letter on May 17 to the Obama administration expressing legal concern over the transgender student directive.

“The president of United States has no authority under the Constitution to change the law,” Paxton told The Daily Signal in a phone call Wednesday afternoon.

Paxton says that his state will wait to hear if there is a response from the Obama administration and “hopefully they’ll back off.”

“If not, we’ll go to the court and we’ll put our case in front of a judge and we’ll let the court decide,” Paxton said.

The lawsuit is filed against the Education and Justice Departments, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and officials at the respective agencies.

I doubt that people who voted for Obama are bright enough to explain what the concept of federalism is, or why it is responsible for our special success as a nation.  People don’t seem to care much for the Constitutional limits on power any more. They just vote for the party that hands them goodies, and to Hell with morality and protecting the vulnerable.

Gay rights activist accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old boy

News story from the Worcester Telegram, a local Massachusetts newspaper. (DaTechguy via ECM)

Excerpt:

Local gay activist Albert M. Toney III has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old youth last month in the locker room of the YMCA.

A criminal complaint was issued June 28 charging Mr. Toney, 43, of 36 Fairview Ave., Holden, with two counts of indecent assault and battery, according to Central District Court records.

The 17-year-old told investigators he was standing in front of a fan in the locker room of the YMCA at 766 Main St. June 15 when Mr. Toney, who was nude, approached him from behind, grabbed his buttock and pressed himself up against him without his consent, according to a statement filed in court by police Sgt. John W. Lewis. Mr. Toney, a former Worcester police officer, then allegedly invited the 17-year-old to join him in the steam room.

[…]A longtime gay activist and advocate for gay and lesbian youth, Mr. Toney is president of AK Consulting Services, an education/diversity training and consulting company.

He was active in the campaign for same-sex marriage rights in Massachusetts and was the first openly gay candidate to run for Worcester City Council.

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Gay rights activist convicted of manslaughter

Story from CBS News.

Excerpt:

Bruce LaVallee-Davidson, an outspoken gay rights activist who publicly fought for gay marriage, has been convicted of manslaughter in a bizarre sex game accident that included drugs and guns.

[…]Police say that the shooting occurred while a third man, James Pombriant, was engaged in a sex act with Wilson in the dungeon-like basement of Wilson’s Colonial home in a middle-class neighborhood two blocks from the ocean.

[…]The case had garnered publicity because LaVallee-Davidson is a outspoken advocate for same-sex rights and was in a committed relationship when he testified in favor of keeping Maine’s now-overturned gay marriage law at a public hearing, four days after the discovery of the body of 50-year-old Wilson and a couple of weeks before he was indicted.

LaVallee-Davidson faces up to 30 years in prison. Pombriant was not charged in the killing.

My previous post on why people favor traditional marriage.

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