If President Barack Obama has his way, the cost of protecting North Carolina’s children via its new bathroom law may just be those children’s education dollars.
According to The Washington Times, the Obama administration is about to take away millions in federal education dollars from the state of North Carolina because of its controversial bathroom bill, HB2. The decision was being justified under the ludicrous pretext, in part, of a federal law designed to even the playing field between men and women in education.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, in a letter to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, said that the law violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The first prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the workplace, and the second in education.
“The Department of Justice has determined that, as a result of compliance with and implementation of NC House Bill2, both you and the state of NC are in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Gupta’s letter read.
So, yeah, the letter from Gupta to McCrory — https://t.co/ZsJnJrSPvU — is significant for NC HB2, but there’s nothing surprising about it.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) May 4, 2016
Gupta gave McCrory until Monday to change things, or else the millions in education funding might be withdrawn.
Of course, the line of thinking on the part of the Obama administration is absolutely ridiculous; logically, this would mean that any workplace that had separate bathrooms for men and women and expected each sex to use them accordingly would be in violation of federal law.
Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, said the Obama administration was acting childishly.
“Bullies gonna bully,” Backholm said. “The idea that the federal government is going to stop education for children because they (don’t) let boys into the girls’ locker room while they’re undressing? The public will not stand for that.”
How North Carolina’s children are acceptable pawns in this game is anyone’s guess, although it’s not surprising that the Obama administration would punish them. Their goal has been to punish those who disagree with them by any means possible, and that includes education dollars. Absolutely disgusting.
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