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    Re: NFL indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting

    Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen on Wednesday by Reuters. The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity. (Read the draft here: http://tmsnrt.rs/2kMAGAS)
    The draft document, a joint effort of the Justice and Education departments, could be subject to change before it is sent to schools across the country. It may be released as early as Wednesday, according to advocacy groups which have been in contact with administration officials.
    "We are hearing that it will be rescinded today," said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
    The document states that its purpose is to withdraw the guidance of May 13, 2016, while Trump's Justice and Education departments "further consider the legal issues involved."
    Last year's guidance, issued by Obama's Justice and Education departments, threatened to withhold federal funding if schools forced transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender assigned at birth against their will.
    Conservatives have raised fears about men or boys claiming to be transgender in order to spy or prey on women or girls in public restrooms.
    Under the new guidelines, public schools could set their own rules without fear of losing federal funds or a lawsuit from the Justice Department.
    During the election campaign, Trump at first said transgender people should be able to use the bathroom they feel is appropriate, but changed tack after coming under criticism from fellow Republicans, saying it should be a matter for states to decide.
    On Tuesday, that position was repeated by White House spokesman Sean Spicer. His comments were immediately criticized by transgender legal advocates, who say federal law and civil rights are matters for the federal government to enforce, not the states.
    The federal law in question, known as Title IX, bans sex discrimination in education. But it remains unsettled whether Title IX protections extend to a person's gender identity. The U.S. Supreme Court could settle the issue in a case due to be argued in March.
    The draft document challenges the Obama interpretation that Title IX protects gender identity, saying it has "given rise to significant litigation" and has confused educators who have "struggled to understand and apply" the previous guidance.
    "In these circumstances, OCR (the Education Department's civil rights office) and DOJ have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further consider the legal issues involved," the document said.
    Thirteen states led by Texas used a states' rights defense in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its transgender bathroom guidance. That lawsuit would be rendered moot by the new policy.
    The withdrawal is also certain to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and the socially progressive, and is likely to generate more of the street protests that followed Trump's Nov. 8 election.
    (Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-exp...162556077.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen on Wednesday by Reuters. The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity. (Read the draft here: http://tmsnrt.rs/2kMAGAS)

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    That story had it right

    The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal protections for transgender students who sought the right to use the public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights.

    Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration is ordering the nation’s schools to disregard memos the Obama administration issued during the past two years regarding transgender student rights. Those memos said that prohibiting transgender students from using facilities that align with their gender identity violates federal anti-discrimination laws.

    The two-page “dear colleague” letter from the Trump administration, which is set to go to the nation’s public schools, does not offer any new guidance, instead saying that the earlier directive needed to be withdrawn because it lacked extensive legal analysis, did not go through a public vetting process, sowed confusion and drew legal challenges.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rolls-back-protections-for-transgender-students/2017/02/22/550a83b4-f913-11e6-bf01-d47f8cf9b643_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_transgender-720pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3fe0a04c190e

    The self-proclaimed importance the Trump Administration gives to extensive legal analysis, going through a public vetting process, not sowing confusion and avoiding legal challenges when issuing directives might be cited soon in challenges by plaintiffs to the executive order imposing the travel ban.



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    Re: NFL indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting

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    Have to make sure the snowflakes don't get upset.

    If you have a penis you go to the men's restroom.

    If you have a vagina you go to the women's restroom
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    This may not go over well in Texas

    Trinity’s transgender wrestler credits teammates for his state title

    Mack Beggs came here to wrestle. And wrestle he did, manhandling four opponents over two days as he captured a Class 6A girls state championship Saturday....

    Beggs was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls....

    More than 600 Texas school district superintendents voted nearly unanimously last year to determine gender by birth certificate, forcing Beggs to face girls despite taking testosterone, a decision that runs counter to NCAA policy and International Olympic Committee guidelines....

    Medical and transgender experts said they believe Beggs should not be competing against girls.

    “Wanting him to compete with girls is going against best practices and guidelines that are already established by organizations like the NCAA,” said Dr. Robert Garofalo, division head of adolescent medicine and director of the gender and sex development program at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. Eric Vilain, professor of human genetics and pediatrics at UCLA, called the UIL’s birth-certificate rule “twisted logic” and said, “This case makes absolutely no sense to not allow this athlete to compete with boys.”

    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.htm
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    Re: NFL indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting

    Public toilet, Chongqing, China
    Widely known as the largest public restroom in the world, this facility in Chongqing is impressive in numbers alone: four stories of about 1000 toilets spread across more than 32,000 square feet. Now, that’s a big bathroom.

    But the intrigue doesn’t stop there — the toilets here range in design from curvy women to open crocodile mouths. The bathroom even features one group of open-air stalls and entertainment options such as calming music and TV shows.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/Ten-outstanding-loos-for-World-Toilet-Day/

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    Re: NFL indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaDan View Post
    This may not go over well in Texas

    Trinity’s transgender wrestler credits teammates for his state title

    Mack Beggs came here to wrestle. And wrestle he did, manhandling four opponents over two days as he captured a Class 6A girls state championship Saturday....

    Beggs was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls....

    More than 600 Texas school district superintendents voted nearly unanimously last year to determine gender by birth certificate, forcing Beggs to face girls despite taking testosterone, a decision that runs counter to NCAA policy and International Olympic Committee guidelines....

    Medical and transgender experts said they believe Beggs should not be competing against girls.

    “Wanting him to compete with girls is going against best practices and guidelines that are already established by organizations like the NCAA,” said Dr. Robert Garofalo, division head of adolescent medicine and director of the gender and sex development program at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. Eric Vilain, professor of human genetics and pediatrics at UCLA, called the UIL’s birth-certificate rule “twisted logic” and said, “This case makes absolutely no sense to not allow this athlete to compete with boys.”

    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.htm
    She shouldn't be competing at all. She is using PEDs.
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