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Cruz: Obama Administration’s support for trans teens is “lunacy”

Presidential candidate accuses government of forcing schools "to let boys shower with little girls"

Ted Cruz - Credit: Gage Skidmore/flickr

Ted Cruz – Credit: Gage Skidmore/flickr

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) took aim President Obama for supporting transgender teenagers, particularly allowing them to access the restroom or changing facility consistent with their gender identity.

In a radio interview on the conservative show “Louder With Crowder,” Cruz took aim at the Department of Justice’s statement of interest supporting a Virginia transgender high school student’s fight to use the bathroom consistent with his gender identity.

As first reported by Buzzfeed, and as seen on a clip posted to YouTube, host Steven Crowder segued from a discussion on Syria to comment that “we’re talking about a generation of people who get offended if you use the genetically proper pronouns,” and that “getting to the point of calling something Islamic terrorism is a little further down the trail.”

“Look these guys are so nutty that the federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz said. “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the god-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room with junior high girls — this is lunacy!

“And I bet you there are a whole lot of parents — particularly parents of daughters — that are not eager to have the federal government saying, ‘Guess what? Your daughter has to shower with a boy, if he wants to be in there,'” Cruz added. “…You know, the funny thing is, my five-year-old knows there’s a difference between boys and girls. And yet modern Leftists can’t figure that out.”

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John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com

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