At least five federal agencies are weighing whether to withhold funds from North Carolina in response to a recently enacted state law that blocks protections for gay, lesbians and bisexuals, and prohibits transgender individuals from using bathrooms that are not the same as the gender they were assigned at birth.
The ongoing reviews at the Education, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services departments are not yet complete, and it is unclear how much federal money might be involved. But the Obama administration’s decision to scrutinize what White House press secretary Josh Earnest described as “both policy and legal questions that are raised by the passage of this law” suggests that the measure signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last month could have major implications for his state.
Earnest said that “individual agencies are undertaking” the review. He emphasized that President Obama said that “ensuring that individual Americans are not discriminated against because of who they love is something that the president feels strongly about,” and he was not surprised that North Carolina officials “are feeling federal pressure” on the issue.
“It's shameful the Obama administration would consider using North Carolina children and families as pawns on a political chessboard in an attempt advance their radical political agenda to eliminate sex-specific bathrooms and locker rooms in schools," said Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for Governor McCrory. I must concur.
This is an odd world we've arrived at with an intolerantly evil PC federal thought police. The same preposterous things are also happening in the UK.
It appears to me that the Yanks [Americans] have a leader [Obama] who is as confused about biology as he is about bibliology. In my opinion this amounts to Federal and Corporate blackmail of North Carolina. There is absolutely nothing discriminatory about the NC law and nobody's "civil rights" are being violated by requiring the use of a bathroom corresponding to the sex you were assigned at birth.
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22).