Transgender Bathroom Order on Hold

This is a win for common sense in Texas.

The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity.

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety and privacy.

The Supreme Court has also blocked a similar situation in Virginia and will most likely hear the issue. It is unfortunate given the political dynamics of 2016 that the GOP is on the verge of losing a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. That will profoundly alter the dynamics of local control on these issues.

But, for now, our children remain safe.

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