11 states sue Obama over transgender bathroom directive

by NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and CAITLIN EMMA  |  published on May 26, 2016

Nearly a dozen states filed suit Wednesday afternoon against the Obama administration for its directive to school districts on accommodating transgender student access to bathrooms and locker rooms.

Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin are joining Texas in the federal court lawsuit — the latest salvo in a pitched battle over rights for transgender Americans.
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“It represents just the latest example of the current administration’s attempt to accomplish by executive fiat what they couldn’t accomplish democratically in Congress,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told reporters Wednesday during a news conference in Austin, adding that more parties could join in on the suit. “Texas will continue to stand up to President Obama and his agencies whenever and wherever they attempt to circumvent the rule of law and ignore the voice of the people.”

The Justice and Education departments sent a letter to school districts across the country earlier this month notifying them that transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. While the move lacks force of law, the guidance declares sweeping protections for transgender students under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, as well as Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in the workplace.

  • Abel

    Arguing such a “VASTLY” important subject as where one takes a leak is just another Alinsky tactic the neolibs are using to take our minds off what is really happening to the country. If I could have waltzed into the girls restroom and sat down to watch, I would have been in hog heaven. Might not have been able to zip up my pants though. What a petty thing for a Congressional discussion, or any other discussion for that matter. It’s all just neolib crap to stir up hate and discontent.

  • Robert Wilson

    “Gee! I feel different. Maybe I could use the women’s powder room.” “Sorry Mr, obama, in this state we believe in NON-COMPLIANCE.” “Go to the out house near the dynamite truck.”

  • Watchdogman

    Idaho, always the follower, never the leader…

    • Worried Vet

      Not just Idaho. There are to many liberals in power. Until we stop voting for them it will continue and become worse.

  • I would love to see South Carolina stand up against this and confront evil by doing what is right. I have absolute no doubts that God is holding back much in order to see what good people are going to do.


    I am very disappointed that Missouri isn’t on the list of states along with Texas. Then again, none of my US Congressmen/women supported Obama’s impeachment either, nor have they been outspoken against Obaaama’s transgender restroom agenda that he is trying to force down our throats…

  • justinwachin

    This is why the federal government should be pulled out of the education business. They take money from taxpayers, add strings to it and then give it to the schools. A better idea would be for schools to get the money directly from the taxpayers. This would likely increase local participation in school management and eliminate some of the social engineering efforts of Washington bureaucrats.

  • SDofAZ

    A lot more states need to sue here. This is a horrible assault on women. Do not stand for this step backwards in women’s rights. What woman who is normal wants men rather sick mentally or just confused about their gender supposedly in the woman’s bathroom with their daughters or them? This is beyond any assault that I have seen against women and their rights for YEARS, DECADES! Ladies you have to stop this, protest is in order and it needs to done in their faces.

  • TeaPartyPatriot


    Vote in November.

    The TRUMP and NEWT vs The TRAMP and Pocahontas

    Use this, Pass it on and Pizz Off some D’genrates


  • 7papa7

    I am very very disappointed that my state is not on the list to sue obama and his justice department for attempting to blackmail the states into obedience to his perverted agenda.

    • SDofAZ

      And what about women’s rights here? This is so anti woman it reeks!

      • Rodney Steward

        Don’t forget the kids, that’s the biggest worry of most, this BS has opened the door for the child molesters!!

      • 7papa7

        This administration is ONLY interested in perverts rights.

        • Worried Vet

          They are very good at slight of hand. This Is a smoke screen to give the liberal media something to talk about instead of Hillary and Obama. Plain and simple.

          • 7papa7

            They are constantly using the idiots in the press to avoid talking about or investigating important things.

      • Robert Wilson

        You must remember that women have been exploited for centuries, count the total of women “murdered” in the movies. How many women shack up, ending with pregnancy, and as a single parent? ! AS A MUSLIM, YOUR RIGHTS DON’T COUNT. SUCKER!!

        • SDofAZ

          You certainly are a mooslime. And your rights won’t count if you really identify yourself estupido cavron.

    • Robert Wilson

      Pervert begat pervert, (Hillary).

  • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

    He’s destroying this country one Fiat at a time… Stand Up People!!!!

  • Rodney Steward

    This is not the work of a Real American President, this is something a 3rd world idiot would do! This is just plain sick and immoral, it might have been his lifestyle in Kenya, but it’s not gonna fly here! Sick puppy!!

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