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"U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms"

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    (Original post by NY Times)
    The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
    On the whole, I agree wholeheartedly that more needs to be done for transgender rights. However, another point I have some serious concerns about is:

    (Original post by NY Times)
    It does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
    One does not need to be a libertarian to know the potential risks of this. Using what is essentially blackmail to get your way seems far too authoritarian.
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