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‘Very much so.’
Billy Strickland, executive director of the Alaska School Activities Association, on whether the decision to allow a boy who identifies as a girl to compete in the girls state track meet was in compliance with Title IX regulations. The boy, Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot of Haines High School, made the finals in the girls 100- and 200-meter races.
‘Look past pink and blue.’
The slogan of a $265,000 New York City ad campaign to encourage transgender persons in the city to use the public restrooms of their choice. “I’m not sure if this is the best use of taxpayer money,” said Joseph Borelli, a Republican member of the New York City Council. “However, I guess it is fair to warn people that there may be men in the women’s restroom in the future.”
‘Get on message.’
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, after Trump suggested a federal judge hearing the case against Trump University (see “Race to the bottom?” in this issue) was biased against him because the judge is of Mexican ancestry. McConnell said Trump should “stop attacking various people you competed with or various minority groups” and “start talking about the issues that the American people care about and to start doing it now.”
‘You will never see a Mister Softee truck in Midtown. If you do, there will be problems, and you won’t see him there very long.’
A New York ice cream man—who said he could lose his job if he was identified—to The New York Times on the turf war between rival ice cream truck companies in New York.
‘From a moral point of view ... I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily.’
The Dalai Lama, in an interview with German media, arguing that Europe is letting in “too many” refugees, and that authorities should eventually return refugees to “help rebuild their countries.”