Obama doubles down on transgender politics, says decision based on law



Tru News – June 2, 2016

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the decision to direct public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice was based on the law and the best interests of the children.

Speaking at a town hall event broadcast by the PBS television network, Obama, a Democrat, said the federal government waded into the controversial issue after school districts asked the Education Department for guidance.

Republicans have blasted the directive as executive branch overreach, and more than a dozen states have sued the Obama administration to block it.