Monday, May 23, 2016

States’ Rights

This morning I wrote about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how states thought it was an infringement on states’ rights. This afternoon post was suggested by a reader and it also has to do with state rights.
Oklahoma Introduces Measure To Impeach Obama Over Transgender Bathroom Rights
State lawmakers also want to take down the U.S. attorney general and the U.S. secretary of education.
Huffington Politics
Reuters
May 20, 2016

Oklahoma’s Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment over his administration’s recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority.

Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students.
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The impeachment resolution also introduced on Thursday night calls on the Oklahoma members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the letter.
Again this all goes back to the 14th Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Supreme Court's Price Waterhouse ruling that “sex” also includes “sex stereotyping.” The states do not the right to discriminate against of their citizens under the Constitution the states must treat all citizens equally.

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