Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion Wednesday for preliminary injunction against the federal government.
Texas is leading a 13 state fight against the so-called transgender bathroom and lockerroom guidelines.
Paxton’s office called the rules an Obama Administration directive, saying the administration is trying to rewrite the use of the term “sex” in federal laws, changing it to “gender identity.”
“The nation’s schools, and every place of employment, are now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which maintains it will punish those who do not comply with its orders,” Paxton said, in a statement. “Schools are facing the potential loss of funding for simply exercising the authority to implement the policies that best protect their students. Every employer is now being threatened for not bowing to anyone that identifies as the opposite sex.”
Texas thinks the guidelines are unconstitutional. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin agree, joining in the injunction.