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.

(Related: Eleven states sue Obama administration over student transgender bathroom use.)

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.