Friday, May 27, 2022

Worser And Worser

The laws the Republicans are passing are getting down right horrible.

Oklahoma's Gov. Stitt signs bill restricting school bathrooms to birth sex, effective immediately
By Nuria Martinez-Keel
May 25, 2022

An Oklahoma bill limiting access to public-school bathrooms by a person's birth sex is now law.

School districts and charter schools that don't comply face a 5% deduction in their state funding. That could subtract thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the school system.

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 into law Wednesday. An emergency provision in the bill caused it to take effect as soon as the governor wrote his signature.

Then get a load of this bull,

Parents and legal guardians would have grounds to sue if their children's public school fails to comply with the law, the bill states.

The legislation follows months of debate over whether students should be allowed to use the restroom that matches their gender identity, not strictly their sex at birth.

It is like the Republicans are in a contest to see which state can pass the most oppressive laws.

The Republicans know that this violates federal law but they don’t care they are posturing their evangelical base.

Discrimination on the basis of gender identity is prohibited under federal Title IX laws, according to U.S. Department of Education guidance released last year.

The U.S. Supreme Court let two rulings stand in 2021 from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that determined it to be unconstitutional and a Title IX violation to prevent students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.

They also don’t care that they are causing harm to trans children.

“The idea of passing trans-exclusionary bathroom protocol will do a lot of harm,” McAfee [The executive director of Freedom Oklahoma] said. “Even the possibilities of discussing it are actively causing harm right now.” 

For a political party whose motto is “Get the government off your backs.” they sure are trying to control out lives are trying control our bodies, what we do in the bedrooms, which bathrooms to use and what’s on our bookshelves.

1 comment:

  1. They only care about people that will vote for them. Everyone else is expendable.