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Texas Lt. Gov. vows: We’ll give up funding before bowing to Obama’s transgender mandate


AUSTIN, May 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Don’t mess with Texas. The state has had an independent streak since the days when it was an independent nation in 1845, and they don’t appear ready to cotton to new federal guidelines that all public schools must allow biological males who say they are transgender to use the girls’ showers and locker rooms.

In a defiant press conference, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said today the state would refuse federal funding before putting its children at risk.

“We will not be blackmailed by the president’s 30 pieces of silver,” Lt. Gov. Patrick said.

He said the policy, if adopted, “will be the end of public education.”

“People will pull their kids out” of unsafe schools, he said. “Homeschooling will explode. Private schools will increase. School choice will pass.”

“I believe it is the biggest issue facing America


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