10 states, including Michigan, sue over restrooms transgender students can use

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A gender neutral bathroom is seen at a coffee shop in Washington, DC, on May 5, 2016. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Nebraska. The other states involved are Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says in a news release that the U.S. Education Department and Justice Department have circumvented established law and the process for changing existing laws. Peterson also says the rule takes away the authority of local school districts to deal with such issues on an individualized basis.

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  • Patricia Murphy

    To restore common sense and decency to the issue, ALL of the states need to join in and sue the government. Such an asinine, silly rule is beyond belief. Only under Obama would such stuff even dare to attempt to be rammed down the throats of Americans.

    • steve

      I agree. Liberalism run amok thanks to the megalomaniac living in the White House. And God forbid Hillary getting elected. It’d be at least as bad.

  • Kevin Rahe

    I’m an agnostic when it comes to political parties, but I have a hard time imagining who would vote for a regime that would essentially eliminate separate men’s and women’s restrooms. Yet, the polls show that a significant number of people actually would. Unbelievable.