Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict

Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict, by the BBC.

The White House issued a directive this month, mandating that all students be allowed to use the toilet that matches their gender identity. … The Obama administration has threatened to withhold federal education aid to states that do not comply with the directive.

The states called the order “a massive social experiment”.

The nub of the arguments are finally working their way to the front of the public discourse, even on  the BBC (which is notable, because the media never made clear the principle arguments against same-sex marriage):

The Obama administration issued the new guidelines after North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender people to use public toilets that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate. The US Justice Department challenged the law, which it calls discriminatory.

Its supporters said allowing transgender people to choose their toilet could lead to women and children being attacked. They said they feared that men could pose as transgender people and use legal protections as a cover.

The Justice Department and others have said that threat is practically non-existent. “There is no room in our schools for discrimination,” said US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.