The state of Wisconsin will join several other states and school boards in suing the Obama administration over its guidance regarding the treatment of transgender students in public schools, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Wednesday.
A letter issued by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education earlier this month directed schools to allow transgender students to use facilities that correspond with their gender identity. While its main focus was on restrooms, the letter also addressed education records, privacy rights, school activities and athletics.
“President Obama’s attempts to re-write the laws of our country without congressional consent and approval are not going to be tolerated by the State of Wisconsin,” Schimel said in a statement. “After discussing with Governor Walker, I have decided to join my colleagues from across the country in challenging the Obama Administration’s latest power grab, which will have a significant impact on Wisconsin, particularly at the University of Wisconsin and Department of Public Instruction.”
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