A judge in Texas has halted the “transgender bathroom” order from being enforced in that state, setting a precedent which could overturn the Obama-enforced madness on a national scale.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said in his ruling that the order violated the privacy rights of all children to use bathrooms restricted to their own biological sex.
The ruling has prevented the U.S. Department of Education from implementing guidance that required school districts to allow the mentally-ill “transgender community” to “choose” which restroom and locker facilities to use, based on how they “identified.”
All this means in practical terms is that any sexual deviant who “thinks” he or she is the opposite sex, would be allowed to use that sex’s bathrooms.
Such a move would, Judge O’Connor pointed out, pose a serious threat to younger children in particular, who would be confronted with cross-dressing deviants of the opposite sex in the privacy of a bathroom environment.
His 38-page order said federal agencies exceeded their authority under the 1972 law banning sex discrimination in schools.
“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.”
The judge also ruled that the guidance failed to follow the law requiring that it get input from the public before drafting new regulations.
“This case presents the difficult issue of balancing the protection of students’ rights and that of personal privacy when using school bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and other intimate facilities, while ensuring that no student is unnecessarily marginalized while attending school,” wrote O’Connor.
“The sensitivity to this matter is heightened because defendants’ actions apply to the youngest child attending school and continues for every year throughout each child’s educational career.”
The injunction applies nationwide, and follows a number of other recent court rulings against transgender students and employees.
The decision is at least the third legal setback for the “transgender” madness which has become a cause célèbre among the ruling elite.
On August 3 this year, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a lower court ruling requiring a Virginia school district to allow a “biologically female transgender student” to use the boy’s restroom, and only last week, a federal judge in Detroit upheld the firing of a transgender funeral home employee, ruling that “neither transgender status nor gender identity are protected classes” under anti-discrimination laws.
U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said the Obama administration was disappointed in the decision and that “we are reviewing our options.”