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Obama Administration ‘Guidance’ on Bathrooms/Showers—Part 1

The Obama administration has now embodied its absurd misreading of Title IX (which is identical to its absurd misreading of Title VII) in a so-called “Dear Colleague” letter. So if anyone hadn’t already figured it out, it’s now crystal-clear that the Obama administration aims to force its transgender agenda—yes, including requiring that schools allow boys who think they’re girls to shower with the girls—on grade schools, high schools, and colleges nationwide.

Now that I’m back in the office, I’ll offer some further comments on this letter in follow-up posts. In the meantime, let me highlight this excellent extensive post by Hans Bader on the Obama administration’s “very strange” interpretation and its “bureaucratic overreaching.”


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