Iowa Representative Steve King, a
Republican, on Saturday condemned guidelines from the Obama
administration on transgender students.
The federal government on Friday
advised public schools, colleges and universities to allow
transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. While the
government's directive does not have the force of law, institutions
that do not comply risk lawsuits or possibly the loss of federal aid.
King, a longtime opponent of LGBT
rights, made his comments in the Caffeinated Thoughts Radio
King said that students about to
graduate were itching to test the administration's directive.
“But, think of this, all over America
they've got to be lined up right now, the pranksters, going, 'I'm
going to go into the girls' room,' 'I'm going,' 'I dare you,' 'Well,
the two of us will go,' 'The three of us will go.' There's a line-up
in some school right now and no school can discipline them because
the federal government will come in with the Justice Department and
jerk their No Child Left Behind funding,” King
King also joked that the government
would next announce that “We're going to make you all vegans,”
saying that “transgendered [sic] vegans would satisfy them.”
“It's the unhumorous humorous reality
of how perverse our society has gotten under [President] Barack
Obama,” he said.
When asked whether schools would resist
the administration's directive, King answered: “So now we’ve got
to submit to five members of the Supreme Court and one president and
simply let them change the protocol of the civilization that goes
back to Adam and Eve? And I’m going to say, society will capitulate
because they didn’t fight on marriage.”