This evening, the Obama Administration announced a new decree, effective tomorrow, that public schools must allow transgender students access to the restroom facilities consistent with their gender identities. CAN I GET AN AMEN? As The NY Times reports, the decree outlines the responsibility of our schools to protect the safety, civil rights and wellbeing of their transgender students, "even in circumstances in which other students, parents or community members raise objections or concerns." Further, schools will not be allowed to force transgender students to use their "birth sex" bathrooms as proposed in North Carolina's heinous HB2 Bill, nor will they be allowed to force LGBT students into single-user bathrooms. Unfortunately, this letter is does not have the power of the law, but if schools violate its tenets they stand to lose their federal funding.

Get it done, second-term Obama!

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