As children were heading to the first day of school, a federal judge has put on hold an Obama Administration edict on school bathroom rules.

Obama’s directive would have forced schools – under the excuse of LGBTQ diversity – to give boys entry to female locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms. Schools failing to abide by the policy would find their federal funding threatened.

That the federal government is even involved in education is an affront to the U.S. Constitution. That Obama would meddle in the bathroom policies of local school districts is contemptible.

At present, Texas is leading a coalition of states who are suing the Obama Administration to stop his bathroom edict.

“We are thankful that Texans are leading the way to defend the safety and privacy of Texas students as they go back to school,” said Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values in a statement issued today.

Notably, Obama’s bathroom policies only affect government schools – not ritzy, sheltered private schools like Sidwell Friends where he has sent his daughters. While liberals send their kids to schools that won’t let teenage boys hang out in the female showers and bathrooms, they would  put everyone else’s girls in danger.

The Democrats have long used government schools as their playground for social engineering, keeping their own children safely protected behind the high walls of private schools. Finally, a federal judge is at least willing to tap the brakes on their drive to insanity.

Saenz’s group noted in a press release that it hasn’t been a good summer for liberals seeking to turn school bathrooms into their latest target in the culture wars:

Last month, the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) reversed its dangerous policy that would have allowed boys into girls’ showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms. Parents, students, and citizens spoke out for months against the dangerous policy and Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton issued a legal opinion that found the rules were in violation of state law.

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the issue by implementing a temporary hold on a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that would have forced a Virginia school district to implement a school bathroom policy that would allow boys into girls bathrooms.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


Why EVERY Texan should know about “Colony Ridge”

-Colony Ridge, an illegal alien housing settlement, explained. -Texans for Fiscal Responsibility call for abolishing property taxes in a special session. -Prosper ISD to build a nearly $100 million stadium with taxpayer-backed debt.