Submitted by IWB, on July 9th, 2016
“Ten more states are suing the Obama administration over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, and not the sex listed on their birth certificate.
A total of 23 states have now sued the Obama administration over its orders announced in May for all public schools to let transgender students have access to the locker room or restroom of their choice.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said the Justice Department and Education Department have circumvented established law and the process for changing existing laws.
“It also supersedes local school districts’ authority to address student issues on an individualized, professional and private basis,” Peterson said in a written statement, according to Associated Press.
The lawsuit filed on Friday is being brought by the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The suit argues the Obama administration’s directive was an overreach and a misinterpretation of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.”