We have all hoped with the departure of Obama, our “Activist King,” there would be a slight step back from the cliffs of Loonville. The first sign of this occurred today. The Department Of Justice has decided not to pursue the stay of the order to block Obama’s bathroom regulations.
This stay was sought after the DOJ lost in the appeals courts following a suit brought by several states. This suit was successful and shot down the administration’s attempt to bully states into accommodating transgender students.
Now, Trump may be showing that he does not intend to take such a radical course.
Christian News reports:
In what appears to some as being a signal that the Trump administration is not going to defend the Obama administration’s directives requiring public schools to allow male students who identify as female—and vice versa—to use the restroom that correlates with their “internal sense of gender,” the U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn the previous administration’s request for a stay of an injunction against the Obama-era restroom policy.
“Defendants-appellants hereby withdraw their pending November 23, 2016 motion for partial stay pending appeal. The parties jointly move to remove from the court’s calendar the February 14, 2017 oral argument currently scheduled for that motion,” it reads. “The parties are currently considering how best to proceed in this appeal.”
This may be taken as evidence what Trump is going to do with such hot-button issues, as he said he would. Trump is effectively pushing these matters back to the states. It will be up to each state to decide what is best for their own students.
Though this is Constitutionally a win for the states, the true battle now begins. It will now be up to the citizens of each state to push their representatives and judges to abide by God’s Word and law.
Let’s pray that they will.
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