Thursday, May 26, 2016

11 Conservative States File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Transgender Bathroom Directive

The right wing toilet wars rage on!

As of today 11 Republican controlled states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the White House directive to make schools accommodate transgender students regarding use of bathrooms.

The states filing the lawsuits are the usual suspects including Texas (lead plaintiff), Alabama, Arizona, Maine, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Utah.

The lawsuit declares that the White House 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 common sense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.

There is only one problem the states face with their anti-LGBT lawsuit.

The directive sent out to the states were little more than a list of suggestions or guidelines to help navigate the “trans bathroom” situation. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the lawsuits lack any standing in court because...

The Supreme Court has made clear that one cannot sue an agency just because they disagree with the agency’s guidance. If these attorneys general disagree with the agency’s interpretation of what the federal ban on sex discrimination means, they can make that argument to the court when it arises in a real case.

In other words this is nothing more than another “political stunt” from conservative states who's only real concern is about losing federal money if they don’t comply with the White House directive and are trying to stop it from being implemented.


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