Following the Obama Administration's decree that all girls public school restrooms and locker rooms be opened up to males who "self-identify" as female, Texas, North Carolina, and Mississippi have all officially revolted against the idea that they have to comply. Now a fourth state is starting to make their voices heard.
According to KJRH out of Tulsa, several state officials have responded in outrage at last night's directive from the White House.
Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hoffmeister called it "an outrageous overreach by the federal government."
She added, "It nearly defies belief that the Obama Administration now wants to direct how Oklahoma schools and districts operate our bathrooms. In the midst of a historic funding crisis for public education, schools should not be burdened with this sort of overreach yet again."
U.S. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma said, "The proposal in today's guidance is so significant and groundbreaking, it should only be considered by legislation, preferably at the local level. Even though the Department will say that guidance does not have the force of law, every school district in the country will be terrified of going against a federal agenda. This is threatening and intimidating and has no place in our government."
Oklahoma congressman Todd Cole spoke up, saying, “It is absolutely inappropriate for the nation’s highest elected official to use threats in order to force his own views of morality and normalcy on states and localities, even if those views aren’t shared by the majority of the people living there. To impose guidance on morality and withhold funds in cases of noncompliance is shameful.”
Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine made a call for action, saying, “We must stand against President Obama’s aggressive attempts to fundamentally transform America."
Multiple school district superintendents weighed in as well, expressing frustration that the federal government thinks they don't know how to handle transgender students on their own and is trying to impose its own will upon them.