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Fri May 20, 2016, 01:17 PM

Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights

Source: Reuters

Politics | Fri May 20, 2016 11:59am EDT

Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights

OKLAHOMA CITY | BY HEIDE BRANDES

Oklahoma's Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment over his administration's recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority.

Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students.

The bill introduced on Thursday night could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for them to complete after lawmakers significantly cut education funding to plug a $1.3 billion state budget shortfall.

The impeachment resolution also introduced on Thursday night calls on the Oklahoma members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the letter.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oklahoma-lgbt-idUSKCN0YB1Z0

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 02:14 PM

1. There's some seriously crazy people in Oklahoma.

They're obsessed with their penises, and the state of everyone else's genitals.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 05:17 PM

2. Here's a related article:

Bill Lets Students Cite 'Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs' to Not Share Restrooms With Trans Kids

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SB 1619 is poorly worded, but states students "may submit to the board of education of the school district a request for a religious accommodation based on the student's sincerely held religious beliefs. The accommodation shall be for the use of restrooms, athletic changing facilities or showers designated for the exclusive use of that student's sex..."

Ignoring the federal government's guidance to not discriminate against transgender students, the bill goes one step further, opening up the state's coffers to anyone who wishes to sue, as it also mandates that the "Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma is hereby authorized to represent a school district or employee in a legal challenge to any federal regulation or mandate that requires the school district to implement [the] policy..."

While standard language for bills lawmakers wish to be implemented immediately, it's impossible to ignore this final clause:

"It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval."

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/bill_lets_students_cite_sincerely_held_religious_beliefs_to_not_share_restrooms_with_trans_kids?utm_content=buffer80ab1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:03 AM

3. Oh ghod I facepalmed myself so hard I need to go take an aspirin.

The stupid. It hurts.

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