Gospel Herald | Kentucky Governor Opposes transgender Bathroom Policy

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by Julie Brown Patton | May 14, 2016

Just as some parents in Kentucky are threatening to remove their children from public schools if new policies for transgender locker rooms and restrooms were enforced by President Barack Obama’s Administration, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Friday issued a public statement against the proposed bathroom rules for public schools.

“It is difficult to imagine a more absurd federal overreach into a local issue,” said Bevin. “Under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to interfere in local school districts’ bathroom policies.”

The President is not promoting unity, said Bevin. “In fact, he is doing quite the opposite. He is intentionally dividing America by threatening to sue or withhold funding from our cash-strapped public schools if they do not agree with his personal opinion on policies that remain squarely in their jurisdiction.”

Bevin said states should not feel compelled to bow to such intimidation.

The Kentucky governor said his administration is researching options for ensuring this local issue is decided by Kentuckians, not by bureaucrats in Washington. (Read More)


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