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Friday, May 6, 2016

For Republicans, old memes make the best memes

“Protecting students from inappropriate exposure to the opposite sex is not only perfectly legal, it’s a school district’s duty,” said Jeremy Tedesco, senior counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. “Allowing boys into girls’ locker rooms, a setting where girls are often partially or fully unclothed, is a blatant violation of student privacy. The school district should rescind its privacy-violating policies, and the court should order the Department of Education to stop bullying school districts with falsehoods about what federal law requires.”

The NC Values Coalition, the state’s primary anti-LGBT advocacy group, suggested, “The DOJ should be ashamed of itself for bullying North Carolinians, compromising the privacy and safety of our citizens, and spreading lies about what the clear language of Title IX and Title VII state.” Never to miss an opportunity for a fear-mongering talking point, the coalition suggested that these bullying tactics seek to “force our little girls to undress in front of men.” 
...Speaker Moore announced Thursday that the legislation "will take no action by Monday." Speaking to the reporters, he confirmed that the DOJ's deadline "will come and go. We don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama administration to take action prior to Monday’s date. That’s not how this works."

“North Carolina Republicans Unfazed By Feds’ Warning That HB2 Discriminates”, Think Progress, May 5, 2016

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