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11 states sue over federal transgender bathrooms. Illinois not one of them.




Eleven states filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, challenging a guidance that compels schools to allow access to restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of gender identity.

Texas is the lead plaintiff in the case and is joined by Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia, as well as the Arizona Department of Education and the governor of Maine. Although headed by a Republican Governor, Illinois did not join the lawsuit.

The lawsuit accuses the federal government of overstepping its authority in mandating states allow transgender students to use the facilities of the opposite sex, or risk losing millions in federal education funding.

“Defendants have 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,” the lawsuit said, Reuters reported.


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  1. If they have a complete sex operation change (and not at taxpayer expense) I can go along. But just saying you “identify with a sex that you are not biologically a part of is beyond ludicrous. And anyone with a lick of common sense knows it. Of course, that leaves out an ever increasing number of people.

  2. No school should get federal funding because that spending disobeys the 10th Amendment. Congress should eliminate all spending to state and local governments (about $400 billion per year). Since the federal government would need less money, they should cut all fed. income tax rates. When that happens, state and local governments will change tax rates to get enough money.