President Obama’s bathroom “obsession” now has spread into the 2016 presidential race, which offers a clear choice on whether gender-segregated public school restrooms and facilities must be open to students based on their “gender identity.”
It was the Washington Post that reported likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton favors the order Obama issued to public schools Friday.
“Hillary Clinton applauds the Obama administration for taking actions this week to stand up for the rights of LGBT people – and particularly for the rights of transgender people – across the country. As president, she will fight to make sure all Americans can live their lives free from discrimination,” campaign spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa told the Post.
The Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, however, said the feds should stay out of it.
“I believe it should be states’ rights, and I think the states should make the decision, they’re more capable of making the decision,” he said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program.
“I think many things actually should be states’ rights, but this is a perfect example of it.”
But on April 21, when asked about the new bathroom law in North Carolina, Trump said the state should have left “it the way it is” and that transgenders should be able to use whatever bathroom they want.