AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is demanding the resignation of a Fort Worth superintendent who helped sanction restroom guidelines for transgendered students.
Superintendent Kent Scribner recently approved policies requiring the Fort Worth Independent School District to offer transgender students access to single-stall restrooms. Alternatively, they’ll be allowed to use restrooms when other students aren’t around.
In a statement Monday, Patrick said Scribner “placed his own personal political agenda” above the district’s 86,000-plus students.
Patrick has no school district authority, but called on local parents to oust Scribner.
Top Texas Republicans have delighted conservatives by vowing to fight to keep men out of women’s restrooms.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department is suing over North Carolina’s new law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate.