Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Texas AG Ken Paxton says state will ‘fight back’ against Obama threat to pull funding over transgender bathroom edict

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told LifeSiteNews on Thursday that Texas will “fight back in every way we can” if the state loses federal funding for refusing to adopt the Obama administration’s new transgender mandate.

“We consider this an extremely risky policy,” Paxton told LifeSiteNews.  “It’s unconstitutional and it’s outside of the authority of the president to do this from his position.”

photo Marcus Werthmann

photo Marcus Werthmann

Paxton called the push to allow males in female intimate facilities and vice versa “a solution in search of a problem.”

“I don’t think this is resolving any particular problem,” said Paxton.  “If there are issues with transgender children, then those need to be dealt with.  But this policy doesn’t help anybody, it only puts our children at risk.”

“We will likely see some school districts in our state adopt policies that are…in direct opposition,” to the Obama administration’s new transgender bathroom edict, Paxton predicted.  “And those school districts have the right to ask the Attorney General’s office to represent them in any litigation with the Administration…I would expect that at least one school district in the state, probably many, will adopt policies and some of them will ask us to help them.  And if they ask, we will help, and we will be actively involved in litigation against the Obama administration.”

Paxton said the people of Texas are “pleased that we’re actually standing up.”  At a recent press conference in Fort Worth about the school district’s new policy allowing males in female bathrooms, Paxton said he felt from a diverse group of parents and grandparents “a strong sense that they weren’t being listened to and that their kids were at risk unnecessarily from the superintendent and from the Obama administration.”

The Obama administration was quick to attempt some damage control after their bathroom edict with Press Secretary Josh Earnest trying to soften the tone, saying it was “advice” and “guidance” not a mandate.

Full coverage over at Life Site News

 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.


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