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Thursday, February 23, 2017

State's Wrongs

In the same day, the Trump administration invoked "states rights" in rolling back protections Obama had set up at the federal level for transgender kids when it comes to which bathroom they may use -- and then Sean Spicer said the Justice Department was going to step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana, even in the states that have legalized it.

Apparently, "states' rights" only applies to laws the administration favors, and protecting vulnerable children who are already being singled out and harassed for their sexual identity is not one of those. If only these kids were asking for the right to carry a gun into their school bathrooms -- that's a permission slip the right-wing would sign en masse.

I wish our Twitter-loving president would read this thread from Rhea Butcher (who plays Adam Conover's sister on TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything") to get a personal, and very human, perspective on the transgender bathroom issue.