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Texan Judge Blocks Obama's Pro-Trans Bathroom Policies

When will trans people be able to pee in peace?

Back in May, the Obama administration sent out a strongly-worded directive instructing all public schools in the United States to allow transgender students to use whatever the hell bathroom they wanted. Shortly thereafter, a handful of more conservative states planned on fighting against the directive, claiming blithely and ignorantly that Obama's adminstration had "conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over common sense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights."

Now, a Texan federal judge associated with the states fighting against the directive has blocked Obama's decree.

The judge in question is U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor — a George W. Bush (remember him?) appointee — who was asked by Texan lawyers to issue an injunction to prevent the directive from being implemented. Jezebel notes that the lawyers used "the most inflammatory language possible." In their words, the mandate “holds a gun to the head” of the states by forcing them “to mix the sexes in intimate areas.”

O'Conner obliged, much to glee of bigots Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

While Obama's team figures out their next moves, it is totally unclear as to where the f*ck our trans kids are supposed to go to the bathroom. Just let trans people pee in peace!

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