As the Obama presidency begins to thankfully wind-down, perhaps a moment of reflection is in order, in that it’s hard to imagine a more deserving adversary to Obama’s reckless policies then the state of Texas.
In almost every policy decision made in Washington, the “Lone Star State” stood tall using every legal tactic and political move to block and at times ‘checkmate” Obama’s continued unconstitutional overreach, which undoubtedly has frustrated the White House.
Perhaps the best way to describe the toxic relationship between the Obama White House, and the “Lone Star State”, is in the block buster 1989 film “The War of the Roses” in which a married couple simply cannot live in harmony, however cannot part, and that’s the dilemma that Texas finds itself in.
This latest ruling by a Texas federal judge opposing Obama’s “transgender directive” blocking this potentially dangerous intrusion by the federal government, just before the beginning of the school year in Texas, is the latest clash of cultures between Obama’s secular and progressive agenda and the state of Texas.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor blocks temporarily the U.S. Department of Education from implementing guidance that mandates all school districts in the state of Texas allow students claiming to be “transgender” regardless of their current biological state to choose the restroom and the locker facilities oft their choice.
The 38-page decree issued by the judge states that the federal agencies exceeded their authority under the 1972 law banning sex discrimination in schools.
Moreover the injunction applies nationwide and is in keeping with other court rulings instituted by other states and which also highlights the volatile issue regarding the entire issue of transgender, both among students and also employees within the workplace.
In his ruling O’Conner cited clearly;
“It cannot be disputed that the plain meaning of the term sex” in that law “meant the biological and anatomical differences between male and female students as determined at their birth,” the judge wrote.
“Without question, permitting educational institutions to provide separate housing to male and female students, and separate educational instruction concerning human sexuality, was to protect students’ personal privacy, or discussion of their personal privacy, while in the presence of members of the opposite biological sex.”
You can see the Federal order in its entirety below: