Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on
Thursday announced that he would join a lawsuit challenging a
directive by the Obama administration advising schools to allow
transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
The lawsuit led by Texas has the
support of 10 other states.
“Our office has talked to the Texas
attorney general's office and I intend, as soon as possible, to join
the lawsuit against this latest example of federal overreach,” the
Republican governor said in a statement.
According to the AP, Jim Hood,
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general, has declined to
participate in the legal action.
states sue Obama administration over student transgender bathroom
Joining Texas in the lawsuit are
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia
and Wisconsin, as well as Maine Governor Paul LePage, a Republican.