The Coastal Packet: LePage joins suit against transgender use of appropriate restrooms

Thursday, May 26

LePage joins suit against transgender use of appropriate restrooms

NPR 

Texas, joined by a number of other states, has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in response to its directive that public schools allow students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. The plaintiffs include Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia, the governor of Maine and the Arizona Department of Education.


The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, says the federal government has "conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights."  Thee LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign called the move a "shameful attack on transgender youth."

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