Justice Department Demands Transgender Bathrooms or Else

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The government can create any law it wants by telling their agency bureaucrats to put it to pen and paper. The process is simple. The administration has an agency write a rule – a rule that coincides with their leftist agenda – and then it mandates people, states, local governments follow it or lose money they sorely need. If that doesn’t work, we don’t know what will come next, but we will find out if Hillary wins the presidency. It is effectively destroying states’ rights.

That is the case with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. They aren’t simply insisted that transgenders be allowed into a bathroom – people have not had a problem with that — they are insisting anyone who thinks they are a different gender at the moment be allowed into the bathroom of his/her choice.

The problem is bathrooms are all being made unisex to meet an agenda, not the small number of people it affects, and it will mean bathrooms will go unmonitored. Any man could go into a ladies  bathroom or locker room and claim he is a transgender.

The DoJ has sent a letter to the governor of North Carolina notifying him that the state’s transgender law violates the US Civil Rights Act.

The department gave state officials until Monday to address the situation “by confirming that the State will not comply with or implement HB2, the transgender law.”

The DoJ claims it violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex, and Title VII, which bars employers from discriminating.

North Carolina could lose millions in federal school funding which amounted to $861 million in federal funding this year.

In the letter, Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney general, said:

“…The Department of Justice has determined that, as a result of compliance with and implementation of NC House Bill2, both you and the state of NC are in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 0f 1964…

“Title VII prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sex and from otherwise resisting the full enjoyment of Title VII rights….

“Federal courts and administrative agencies have applied Title VII to discrimination against transgender individuals based on sex, including gender identity….

“Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from the gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII …

“HB 2…is facially discriminatory against transgender employees on the basis of sex because it treats transgender employees, whose gender identity does not match their biological sex, as defined by HB2, differently from similarly situated non transgender employees…

Based upon the above, we have concluded that in violation of Title VII, the state is engaged in a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of Title VII rights byu employees of public agencies…

“Please advise the department, therefore, no later than the close of business on May 9, 2016, whether you will remedy these violations of Title VII including by confirming that the state will not comply with or implement HB2….

“We further inform you that that today the department sent letters addressed to the NC Department of Public Safety and the University of NC similarly notifying them of our conclusion that they have engaged in violations of Title VII as well as violations of Title IX.”

Meanwhile Texas is battling with Target over their transgender bathrooms, according to Charlotte Observer.

The nation’s second-largest discount retailer announced on April 19 that they would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender.”

In response, more than 1.1 million customers joined a boycott sponsored by the American Family Association.

“Nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said. “Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also has grave concerns – and he expressed them in a letter to Target’s chief executive officer, Fox News reported.

“It is possible that allowing men in women’s restrooms could lead to criminal and otherwise unwanted activity,” Paxton wrote in the letter obtained exclusively by Fox News.

The attorney general is asking for Target to disclose its plans to protect women and children in their bathrooms and fitting rooms.

“As chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I ask that you provide the full text of Target’s safety policies regarding the protection of women and children from those who would use the cover of Target’s restroom policy for nefarious purposes,” Paxton wrote.

When the cultural Marxists are done, we won’t know what’s what.

 

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  1. All part of the elaborate shadow government we discussed a few months back. Governance by agency, whereby the unelected agency sets the rules, investigates reported violations, issues findings, “convicts” those found in violation and issues penalties by way of fines or the withholding of other federal monies. In effect, the DOJ is blackmailing the State of North Carolina.

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