Kentucky and Mississippi have a joined
a lawsuit challenging a directive by the Obama administration
advising schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of
Both states are listed in an amended
complaint filed this week.
The lawsuit, announced late last month,
is led by Texas. Other participants in the lawsuit include Alabama,
Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and
Wisconsin, as well as Maine Governor Paul LePage, a Republican.
Plaintiffs argue in their
lawsuit that the federal government has “conspired to turn
workplace and educational settings across the country into
laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic
process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting
children and basic privacy rights. Defendants' rewriting of Title
VII and Title IX is wholely incompatible with Congressional text.
Defendants cannot foist these radical changes on the nation.”
states sue Obama administration over student transgender bathroom