According to multiple sources Wednesday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will become the first to sue the Obama administration because of the new directive allowing transgender students in public schools.
This lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Northern Texas accusing the Department of Justice, Department of Education and others of turning schools or workplaces into “laboratories for massive social experiment.”
Civil rights of transgender students in public schools has become a major challenge for the Obama administration.
Obama’s directive was sent out earlier this month explaining to public schools they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identities or the schools face losing federal aid for breaching Title IX requirements.
State officials stated this was an implied threat the Obama administration guidance have made by taking away or having any access to their federal money, if they do not comply with the directive.
Several states including Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Maine are in agreement and join the suit with Texas leading a legal challenge over this directive.