Connect with us
Lake Ray is making moves again.

Jax

Lake Ray says Barack Obama’s transgender school bathroom position is unconstitutional

Many conservatives on the national level have strongly critiqued Barack Obama‘s decision to link Title IX school funds to a mandate for transgender bathrooms.

At least one prominent conservative in Northeast Florida is equally piqued over the directive to require public accommodations for transgender students to allow them to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Exhibit A: State Rep. Lake Ray, a candidate for the GOP nomination in Congressional District 4, on Friday condemned the executive branch directive regarding transgender bathrooms in schools in the strongest possible terms in a brief written statement.

“The actions by the Obama Administration are alarming to say the least. Our students should feel safe when attending school and their safety extends to the comfort of using the restroom or locker room without fear.” Ray said Friday, “Once again, the Obama Administration has gleefully circumvented the Constitution. When I am in Congress, I will restore American confidence and return common sense and decency to the country.”

Ray didn’t offer detail on how the executive directive “gleefully circumvented” the Constitution, yet that certainly is a phrasing and position that won’t hurt him in the competitive race for the Republican nomination to succeed outgoing Rep. Ander Crenshaw in the House of Representatives.

Written By

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at AG@FloridaPolitics.com

Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Bob Sparks, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.
Email: Peter@FloridaPolitics.com
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Connect
Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.