WKYT has learned Kentucky is joining the list of states suing the Obama administration over a federal directive concerning transgender students in public schools.
Governor Matt Bevin's office made the announcement on Friday.
Earlier this month, President Obama issued a directive telling schools that they must allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity instead of the sex on their birth certificate.
In a statement, Governor Bevin says that since Attorney General Andy Beshear did not act, his administration is joining in on the lawsuit.
“The federal government has no authority to dictate local school districts' bathroom and locker room policies,” said Gov. Bevin. “The Obama Administration’s transgender policy ‘guidelines’ are an absurd federal overreach into a local issue.”
“Unfortunately, Attorney General Andy Beshear is unwilling to protect Kentucky’s control over local issues. Therefore, my administration will do so by joining this lawsuit. We are committed to protecting the Tenth Amendment and fighting federal overreach into state and local issues.”
Yep, gotta protect the state's right to discriminate and treat people like sub-human garbage. So when the courts tell Bevin "Why yes, if you take federal money for schools, local and state government buildings, and public facilities, you can't actually use them to discriminate" then I'll have a good laugh, but I really, really hope that at some point we get rid of the hatred this man proposes.
He's been in office six months and he already is tiresome.
Oh well. I voted for Conway.