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."