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For a group of Republican lawmakers in one state, President Obama‘s directive to allow boys to use girl’s restrooms in public schools was the last straw.
The order to allow “transgender” students to choose whichever bathroom they want has angered many across the nation but Oklahoma Republicans are prepared to take extreme action.
A bill introduced last week calls for the state’s members of the House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Education John B. King and others, Fox News reported.
The bill is largely symbolic, non-binding guidance that does not carry the force of law.
Those in favor of the bill believe the president has gone beyond what his constitutional authority allows, Reuters reported.
A second bill that passed committee called for granting student’s religious accommodations if they want separate bathrooms from the opposite sex, according to the Oklahoman.
“This is about allowing a religious accommodation,” Republican state Sen. Anthony Sykes told the Oklahoman. “The federal government not only wants to tell us what to do in education, in our schools, but in our bathrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms.
“People tell me they want to push back against the Obama administration. This is your chance.”
The bills followed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a bill that would have made abortion a felony in the state.
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