The Wrong Box
Legislators in Oklahoma have taken the freakout over the Obama administration's guidance on accommodating transgender students to a new level with legislation aimed at undermining the guidelines and a resolution calling for the President's impeachment.Because, you know, whatever we don't like now, we have to overrule with an accommodation to someone's religious fee-fees. Which has already become "whatever I say it is, and you can't question it!"
Legislation introduced on Thursday by Republican lawmakers in the state senate and house would provide religious accommodations for students who do not want to share a bathroom with transgender students.
Schools would have to provide a restroom only used by people with the same sex "as identified at birth" for students who request a religious accommodation, and the bill states that letting those students use a single-occupancy restroom "shall not be an allowable accommodation."
Dahlia Lithwick thinks the Supremes can't function with an even number of Justices. I still think they just don't want to revisit Hobby Lobby and have to justify it; because they can't.