Despite the fact that it is a state issue, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department simply joined the controversy over Target’s transgender bathroom policy in a enormous way!
Obama’s administration isn’t pleased with the North Carolina bathroom law, and at this point claims the guideline to keep men out of the women’s bathroom violates Federal civil rights laws.
At this point, the Department of Justice has introduced their strategy to withdraw “hundreds of millions of dollars” in school funding if North Carolina utilizes their bathroom law (H.B. 2).
This is atrocious!
The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, 5/04/16, that the North Carolina law restricting protections to LGBT men and women violates federal civil rights protections and can not be enforced.
The Justice Department’s intervention places the state in real danger of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal school funding.
In a letter to Governor Patrick McCray, the Justice Department placed the state on notice that federal officials look at the state law as violating federal Civil Rights Act protections blocking workplace discrimination based on sex.
Conditions of the state law focused at transgender state employees violate their anti discrimination protections.
Governor McCray defended the state law, which in turn limits legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
In addition demands transgender people to use public bathrooms which in accordance to the sex on their birth certificate.
“The State is engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees and both you, in your official capacity, and the state are engaging in a pattern or practice of resistance” of their rights, the letter said.
This letter efficiently serves as a warning to the state to continue at its own danger or risk being sued.
It hasn’t been unusual during the administration of President Barack Obama regarding the Justice Department to weigh in on hot button civil rights issues.
For the people who can not pay court fines for petty offenses.
The letter to North Carolina does not currently have the force of law, yet it positions the state on notice where its tactics are being watched and function afoul of federal civil rights laws.
The letter seeks confirmation by Monday, 5/09/16 that “the State will not comply with or implement H.B. 2, and that it has notified employees of the State and public agencies that, consistent with federal law, they are permitted to access bathrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.”
It is clear that Obama and his Justice Department aren’t bashful about using their strength to withhold federal dollars to push states to obey their far left agenda.
Compare and contrast that to refuge cities for illegal aliens…
Despite the fact that they violate federal immigration law, the Obama administration encourages this behavior.
Currently, it is a ‘supposed’ violation of civil rights by definitely not permitting strange men to spend time in the women’s restroom with young girls.
Parents ought to be shocked and furious.
In the final few months of his Presidency, Obama is considerably more dangerous than ever.
He does not have an election to be concerned about, and will halt at nothing to sanction his agenda prior to the end of this year.