In addition to calling for the head of the Dallas-Fort Worth school superintendent for following federal guidelines against transgender discrimination, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is addressing letters to every school system in the state telling them to ignore the guidelines from the Department of Justice and Department of Education.
I assume Patrick has done so with Governor Abbott's blessing, but he's reportedly telling school systems that the Abbott administration will defend them in court for violating the Civil Rights Act.
Patrick also took a brief moment during his press conference yesterday to remind us that he has no idea what he's talking about.
Patrick, who has previously said Texas is willing to forfeit $10 billion in federal education funding rather than comply, said he was sending a letter to all school district this week emphasizing that the state will support schools that defy the directive. [...]
"Transgender students deserve the rights of anyone else. It does not mean they get to use the girls' room if they're a boy," Patrick said.
They deserve the same rights except they don't?
Transgender girls are not boys. Transgender boys are not girls. Patrick says transgender students 'deserve the same rights,' but he doesn't seem to understand what that means. He doesn't seem to understand anything.
The opposition to transgender rights is so fucking stupid I'm actually somewhat optimistic that the arch conservative 5th Circuit Court will rule against them.
Can the judges twist themselves in enough directions to make up for the abject idiocy of the plaintiffs? I guess we'll see.