May 26, 2016 – Eleven states sued the American President due to the directive released by his administration on accommodating transgender students and allowing them to use the bathroom and locker rooms of school. Together with Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin are filing a law suit against the president.
For the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, this is a clear drastic move of the administration on pursuing what they can’t democratically pass in Congress. Paxton added that there’s a big probability that more states would follow what they have done if the President will continue to ignore the sentiments of the people.
Earlier this month, the Justice and Education Department has sent letters to schools all around the country informing them that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that aligned with their gender identity. The Alliance Defending Freedom had asked the court to issue a preliminary injunction to stop this and a hearing has been set for this case on May 31. Paxton strongly believe that this is not a matter of favoring any gender but the show of power of the government on their capacity to change the law without due process.