Texas Governor: Obama 'Is Not King,' We Will Fight His Transgender Bathroom Directive

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 13, 2016 1:10 PM
Texas Governor: Obama 'Is Not King,' We Will Fight His Transgender Bathroom Directive

By now you know the White House is demanding school districts across the country adopt restroom policies that allow individuals to use the facility of their choice based on their own gender identity, not on sex determined at birth. 

States are already fighting back despite threats from the Obama administration to pull federal education funding from districts that do not comply. As Cortney covered earlier, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick ripped into the Obama administration for the directive.

“President Obama, in the dark of the night – without consulting Congress, without consulting educators, without consulting parents – decides to issue an executive order, like this superintendent, forcing transgender policies on schools and on parents who clearly don’t want it,” Patrick told local NBC 5 Friday. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has fought a number of battles against the administration over the years, is also taking a stand.

It's on.