We can all remember the discriminatory bathroom bills that Virginia attempted to pass last year. North Carolina is still battling their bill, HB2, which still stands. Republican snowflakes are in fact so triggered by transgender citizens that Attorney General and known racist fossil Jeff Sessions is trying to make certain that their rights will not be protected by the federal government.
Sessions is itching to reverse an Obama administration order that allows transgender students to use the restroom which matches their gender identity — guidelines about which may come as early as Wednesday — however, an unlikely person attempted to champion the civil rights of trans students. Betsy DeVos, who initially resisted the order, is quickly learning that it is damned near impossible to be as morally repugnant as the flat-footed reprobate that is now Attorney General of the United States.
According to the New York Times:
Mr. Sessions, who strongly opposes expanding gay, lesbian and transgender rights, fought Ms. DeVos on the issue and pressed her to relent because he could not go forward without her consent. The order must come from the Justice and Education Departments.
Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, these Republicans said. And Ms. DeVos, faced with the choice of resigning or defying the president, has agreed to go along. The Justice Department declined to comment on Wednesday.
So while we may despise many of DeVos’ policies concerning the path forward in educating our nation’s children, at least she tried to make a stand on this very important issue. However, she quickly backed down over Trump’s ultimatum.
If Ms. DeVos really wanted to make a statement, she would have refused to resign and stood as thorn in Trump’s side to protect these kids from the hate that is just waiting to be unleashed upon them thanks to this administration’s harmful and bigoted views toward anyone that isn’t white, Christian, straight, and male.
Here is a segment from MSNBC discussing the matter as well as a clip of Sean Spicer fumbling the ball as usual.
Now they suggest just sending the issue back to the states which would leave trans students in at least 11 states wondering if they will still be protected under civil rights laws.
Jeff Sessions, the man charged with protecting the civil rights of Americans, must simply view anyone without the same pallid skin tone and hateful sentiment as himself as something, not only less than American, but less than human.
In the end, it may be up to us, individual American citizens, to stand up for our trans brothers and sisters and ensure that their rights as human beings are not trampled.