WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer leads a coalition of pro-family advocates in calling on congressional leaders to forcefully resist the federal government's unprecedented edict dictating school bathroom policies.
On May 13th the Obama Administration sent letters of "significant guidance" to every school district in the nation, redefining Title IX to include "gender identity." Bauer, president of American Values, denounced the Obama Administration's "attempts to force all public schools to engage in untested, potentially dangerous, social engineering that puts young children at risk."
Bauer also condemned the Obama Administration's threat to cut off funding to schools that object to allowing children to choose their gender and the bathrooms they want to use. "What little money Washington sends back to local schools is largely earmarked for poor and disadvantaged students," said Bauer, a former Under Secretary of Education in the Reagan Administration. "It is mean-spirited and unconscionable for the administration to hold these students hostage to its radical agenda."
Bauer's letter went to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Joining Bauer were 59 state and national pro-family leaders such as Dr. James C. Dobson, founder and president of Family Talk, Phyllis Schlafly, chairman of Eagle Forum, Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women of America, Bob Vander Plaats, president/CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER.
In the letter, the leaders noted that the Obama Administration's attempt to redefine Title IX is an "unconstitutional abuse of executive authority," opposed by 55% of parents with school-aged children according to one recent poll.
To read the letter, click here.
Bauer is available for interview through the American Values ReadyCam Studio.
SOURCE American Values