Oklahoma joins lawsuit against Obama administration over transgender bathroom guidelines

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over guidelines regarding transgender students in public schools.

After a calling from President Obama to let transgender students use the public facilities they identify with, Oklahoma lawmakers filed legislation to counteract the guidelines.

Sen. Josh Breechen filed a measure that calls on our state’s congressional House Representatives to file articles of impeachment on the president, attorney general, secretary of education and a number of other officials.

Now, 11 states are suing the Obama administration about the new directive.

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

The lawsuit accuses the Obama administration of “running roughshod over commonsense policies” that protect children. It asks a judge to declare the directive unlawful.

Two school districts also joined the lawsuit, including the Harrold Public School District.

The district is located near the Texas-Oklahoma border and only consists of about 100 students.

Superintendent David Thweatt says that although he doesn’t know of any transgender students in the district, it still passed a new policy that requires students to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate.

The move could cost the district federal education dollars, but Thweatt says it is worth it.