On Wednesday afternoon legislators on the Arkansas Legislative Council approved a resolution encouraging Arkansas public schools and colleges to disregard “guidelines” issued by the Obama Administration last Friday.
The resolution affirms comments from Gov. Hutchinson and Attorney General Rutledge–both of whom have encouraged Arkansas schools to disregard the federal government’s “guidelines.”
The “guidelines” in question center on, among other things, access to restrooms, locker rooms, showers, and similar facilities on school campuses. The guidelines effectively say to continue receiving federal funds schools must let biological males who claim to be female access women’s restrooms–and vice versa.
The resolution passed today says,
“[T]he Legislative Council supports the statements made by Governor Hutchinson and Attorney General Rutledge and encourages local school districts and institutions of higher education to disregard the guidance issued by the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of Education on May 13, 2016.”