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Texas, Other States Seek to Suspend Obama Transgender Bathroom Policy

Texas and a group of other states will ask a U.S. judge in Fort Worth on Friday to halt the Obama Administration’s recommendations on bathroom access in public schools for transgender students.

According to Reuters, the group of at least 11 states will argue that the policies of allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice are unlawful “radical changes” being forced upon them. The judge will consider a preliminary injunction that will temporarily halt the directive, the Associated Press reports.

The U.S. Justice Department said that because the guidelines aren’t legally binding, the states do not have standing to request an injunction. “Plaintiffs have identified no enforcement action threatened or taken against them as a result of defendants’ interpretations, nor have they established that the guidance documents have any binding legal effect,” the Justice Department said ahead of Friday’s hearing, according to Reuters.

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