Barack Obama went way too far with his unconstitutional overreach in attempting to require “transgender-compliant” restrooms, showers and locker rooms in all public places across America.
And the massive backlash is spreading fast. So far 12 states have condemned Obama’s outrageous decree.
Most of the controversy began in North Carolina, where the state’s new HB2 law – requiring people to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex – was challenged by the Justice Department, who threatened the state to back down…or else. North Carolina was not intimidated, and immediately filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department for executive overreach.
In the same week, Obama issued a so-called “guidance letter,” to all public schools that they must allow transgender students and staff to use whichever restroom they please. But it was quickly apparent this was no “guidance,” but a threat to knuckle under to King Obama’s edict — or face their Federal funds being slashed, despite having no Congressional authority to do so.
Now other states have jumped on board, defending North Carolina and the state’s rights to set these guidelines themselves without federal interference. At the very least, they want Congress to establish guidelines, as the Founders intended, instead of a despotic executive bent on “fundamentally transforming” us.
At the state GOP convention in Greensboro, Sen. Ralph Hise had a message for Obama and AG Loretta Lynch: “You picked the wrong state to start this fight with.”
Texas was one of the first states to stand with North Carolina. Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted his support:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick agreed:
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told his schools to completely disregard Obama’s rules:
Alabama followed suit, saying Obama’s order was “absurd.”
So did Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder
Kentucky stood with the side of States’ Rights as well.
So far, in addition to North Carolina and Texas, six additional states on Friday signed on to a case asking an appeals court to reject a ruling in favor of a Virginia transgender girl seeking to use a boys bathroom. Those states are West Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Maine, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama to twelve in just the past 24 hours.