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Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict

“The Obama administration is trampling the United States Constitution”

BBC News reporting: When Obama’s administration made efforts to expand the rights of the transgender students not everyone liked this idea. And now, eleven states have filed a lawsuit to challenge this move.

The core of the problem lies with the White House issued directive that mandates all students’ right to use the toilet that matches their selected gender identity.

This order was called "a massive social experiment."

But some U.S. states chose not to participate, enacting laws that limit certain rights of transgender people and in response, the Obama’s administration threatened to withhold federal education aid to the states that do not comply with the directive.

Leading the opposition is Texas – one of the most conservative places in the United States. It’s also the biggest loser, should the White House implement the sanctions, with a prospect to be deprived of $10bln for the education funding.

“The Obama administration is trampling the United States Constitution,” Texas Governor Gregg Abbott said.

The lawsuit also includes Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

It accuses the government of overstepping its powers by doing what should be left up to Congress or individual states.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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