TX Sues Over “Bathroom Guidelines”

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.

The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Conservative states had vowed defiance since the Justice Department handed down the guidance. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said “there is no room in our schools for discrimination.”

The lawsuit accuses the Obama administration of “running roughshod over commonsense policies” that protect children. It asks a judge to declare the directive unlawful.

Ken Paxton announces lawsuit

 

The Justice Foundation’s Allan Parker applauds the State for filing the lawsuit.

Allan Parker on the State’s lawsuit

 

While Lou Weaver with Equality Texas told KTSA News the lawsuit is the wrong move.

 

Lou Weaver on the State’s lawsuit

 

 

 

 

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