Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange added Alabama to an 11-state lawsuit against President Obama‘s order mandating public schools across the country allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their preferred gender expression.
“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” said AG Strange in a press release Wednesday.
“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.”
The issue has become increasingly heated in the weeks following President Obama’s order, with everyone from presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to Alabama Today’s own Apryl Marie Fogel weighing in on the subject.
Earlier this month AG Strange called the new policy “just one more example of the kind of federal overreach that we have come to expect from this White House.”