By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, May 25, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) announced that Alabama has joined an 11-state legal challenge to the Obama administration’s recent order that schools must allow students access to restrooms and locker rooms of their gender “identity” rather than their biological sex, or lose federal funding.
Attorney General Strange said in a statement, “President Obama does not have legal grounds to rewrite the law. Congress was absolutely clear that federal law allows schools to have separate facilities based on the ‘sex’ of the individual, not their gender preference. This disturbing attempt to transform America’s classrooms into laboratories for the Obama administration’s social experiments will not stand up to the test of law.”
AG Strange said, “The Obama administration has taken government overreach to an unprecedented level, directly challenging the personal privacy of America’s school children while threatening to withhold funds from schools which refuse to accept this form of coercion.”
Alabama joined Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin in filing a lawsuit in US District Court against the US Department of Education, US Justice Department, the US Department of Labor and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for promoting a federal directive that local schools must allow transgender access to campus restrooms or face a loss of federal funds.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said, “Our local schools are now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which maintains it will punish those schools who do not comply with its orders. These schools are facing the potential loss of school funding for simply following common sense policies that protect their students.”
AG Paxton said. “This represents just the latest example of the current administration’s attempts to accomplish by executive fiat what they couldn’t accomplish through the democratic process in Congress. By forcing through his policies by executive action, President Obama excluded the voice of the people. We stand today to ensure those voices are heard.”
Under the terms dictated by the executive branch agencies under President Obama’s control school systems would be required to allow males (who claim they are transgender) to use the girl’s restroom and locker rooms. The Administration has no new statute which they are basing this new policy on. Instead they are reimagining the definition of the 1970s Title IX law to give themselves these new powers.