Louisiana, 10 other states sue over federal transgender directive
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana 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, Arizona, Texas, Utah 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.
— Mark Armstrong (@TV_MarkA) May 25, 2016
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Animals abandoned at construction site of animal shelter
Office Park highlights more drainage problems they say have gone unaddressed for...
Hiring incentives paying off from some businesses
Concrete canal erodes, causes sinkhole in neighbor's yard
Louisiana District Attorney's Association working to fix broken system involving multiple bonds