When American media isn’t talking about Donald Trump, it’s tackling the transgender bathroom directive in place by the Obama administration. Not only has the administration applied the directive towards schools, but they are also transitioning the blackmailing directive into hospitals too. And while Trump stated he will repeal the directive if he is elected president, eleven states are not waiting on that chance and have decided to pursue a lawsuit against President Obama.
The eleven states are Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The lawsuit was announced Wednesday in Austin by Texas Attorney General Kenneth Paxton. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed the lawsuit Wednesday morning at a book signing. “His lawsuit is challenging the way that the Obama administration is trampling the United States Constitution,” Abbott told reporters.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has previously stated Texas is willing to forfeit $10 billion in federal education dollars rather than comply to the directive, proving Texas and the other states are adamant in fighting Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s measure to “rule out discrimination in the bathrooms.”