10 More States Sue Obama Admin Over Requirement to Allow Boys in Girls’ Restrooms

RestroomTen more states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its requirement that school districts allow male students who identify as female and vice versa to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.”

Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming now join the list of states that are challenging directives from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued in May.

As previously reported, the department had released guidelines requiring schools to accommodate students’ “gender identity” under threat of losing their federal funding.

“A school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity,” the document read. “A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so.”

“As a condition of receiving federal funds, a school agrees that it will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or its implementing regulations,” it warned.

But following the release of the guidelines, 11 states filed suit to challenge what they believe is a government overreach and misinterpretation of the federal Civil Rights Act.

Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Arizona’s Department of Education and the governor of Maine, all challenged the directive.

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Texas officials asserted in their legal brief that the Obama administration “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.”

On Friday, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson released a statement announcing the new suit and contending that the Department of Justice and Department of Education had sidestepped Congress in the matter.

“Today, Nebraska, along with nine states, filed an action in Nebraska federal court challenging the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent mandate changing current Title IX law regarding how schools assign students to showers, locker rooms, and restroom facilities,” the statement read.

“The recent action by these two federal agencies to require showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms be open to both sexes based solely on the student’s choice, circumvents this established law by ignoring the appropriate legislative process necessary to change such a law,” Peterson stated. “It also supersedes local school districts’ authority to address student issues on an individualized, professional and private basis.”

Like the brief filed in May, the 10 states also believe that the Obama administration is misinterpreting Title IX, which does not mention “gender identity,” but rather only “sex.”

“Neither the text nor the legislative history of Title IX supports an interpretation of the term ‘sex’ as meaning anything other than one’s sex as determined by anatomy and genetics,” the joint lawsuit says.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    America is alive! Transgenderism is a warped sinful rebellion against the Creator God and His truth. Truth holding = liberty.

  • Time for the States to strip the Federal government of it’s unlawful, usurped powers.

    • Amos Moses

      Time to flee Babylon in every way possible ……………. Jeremiah 50 and 51

    • Ambulance Chaser

      What, exactly, would you propose that the states do?

  • This is war on Christians. At this point it matters little if they are called “progressives” or Islamists. Their goal is the same: elimination of biblical Christianity.

    • HazumuOsaragi

      Their goal is the same: elimination of biblical Christianity.

      Assuming, of course, that your idea of ‘biblical christianity’ is important enough for ‘them’ to ‘eliminate’.

      • I don’t waste my time on barking dogs.

        • HazumuOsaragi

          I don’t waste my time on barking dogs.


    • Gary Metzger

      They’ll be as successful as Rome was. In fact, the LGBT had better watch out for what they wish for. Rome tried to wipe out Christianity, and they ended up become Christianized themselves!

  • robertzaccour

    In the list of states suing Obama I better see Tennessee in that list soon.

    • meamsane

      Already is.

  • robertzaccour

    The day the government becomes unlawful is the day it is the duty of the citizens to overthrow it.

  • Amos Moses

    July 10, 2016
    The Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying
    By Trevor Thomas
    Tuesday, after FBI director James Comey spent about 15 minutes laying out the legal case against Hillary Clinton and then spent about three minutes declaring that he was going to ignore the evidence and recommend no legal action against Mrs. Clinton, TheBlaze’s Matt Walsh declared that “The law is Dead.”

    Lawlessness is being given full reign ……………. the man of lawlessness will soon appear …….. if we have not seen him already ……….

    • hytre64

      The man of lawlessness will appear when the restrainer (the church) is taken away.

      • Amos Moses

        Well …………. whatever that means ……….. i agree ……….. but a lukewarm church ……….. one not grounded in scripture ………. one that looks the other way at sin ……. or gives it cover as not really sin ………. is just as bad as no church …………….

        • hytre64

          Actually, the “Placebo church” which teaches people that it is OK to continue in sin is worse than having no church at all, IMHO. People are being actively being deceived, and by that deception are not open to hearing the true Gospel.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Amen… 2,000 years of the church teaching that God’s Holy Law is done away with may just be the problem. This is why churches have no leg to stand on now as morality and lawlessness enter the church doors. The people of God were to teach HIS instructions to the nations and yet they taught lawlessness. Maybe now they will go back to what Jesus said… If you love ME keep my commandments. Instead of … HE died so that you could break HIS instructions.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Good for them!!!!!!!!!!

  • JamalZ

    Title IX does not apply to Obama’s slam and cram twisted perspectives. It applies to education and intra scholastic activities. Meaning- A girl that wants to joint shop class instead of home ec should not be discriminated against because she is a girl. And a boy should be free to try out for the girl’s cheerleading team if he wants to (doesn’t mean he’ll get a spot though). Peeing and pooing are not scholastic “activities” nor educational in any way shape or form and the admin knows it. Privacy regarding dignity and the right for a girl to change her menstrual pad without the worry of being subjected to a boy in the stall next door should not ever be questioned. I have no issue with people who claim they want to be another sex than what they were born with But they should 100% fully commit to the sex change operation and change their birth certificate (that still won’t change the fact that they can’t change their chromosomal make up) and since a sex change should not be performed until a person is fully emancipated, this gender bender issue is moot IMHO and boys fantasizing about being girls are not girls and the states are spot on to fight this. Nice job to the parent and elected people who are courageous and standing strong in the face of this crazy culture slam. Do not surrender.

  • Christian

    So many say that this is a matter of confused identity. The truth is these “gender wars” are a case of stolen identity! The enemy has stolen the identities of millions. There are too many in our nation that don’t know who they are in Christ (note, not all the millions are LGBT) and sit back just accepting whatever comes their way. Thanks to the perverse obsession with sex in this country it should come as no surprise that this is happening. As someone else already stated many churches aren’t even full gospel and are aiding in the identity theft. Imagine if everyone knew their identity in Christ and their piece in the puzzle, if each person was utilizing their gifts and talents and truly being all God created them to be? If we each did our part we’d never be in this mess, and the only way to solve it is with prayer and reclaiming our identities, doing our part and helping others to do the same!!! It’s time for Christians to wake up and be who they were created to be!!!!!