"Eight of the other states on the lawsuit are led by Republican governors — Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Utah. The other two have Democratic governors — Louisiana and West Virginia.
They're asking a federal judge to invalidate a Department of Education notice to schools that they must honor a student's declared gender identity. And the states challenge a memo from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission advising employers that denying employees access to a restroom corresponding to their gender identity amounts to illegal sex discrimination.
"Schools are facing the potential loss of school funding for simply following common-sense policies that protect their students," said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The lawsuit says that while civil rights laws governing schools and employers outlaw sex discrimination, the laws refer only "to one's biological sex, as male or female, and not the radical re-authoring of the term not being foisted upon Americans by the collective efforts" of the federal government." NBCnews
Just watched Pamela Brown (newsie pseudo blonde on CNN) argue with her guest, the Attorney General of Louisiana, Jeff Landry, over the transgender toilet crisis. I thought news anchors were supposed to ask questions on a neutral basis to elicit information and the opinions of the guests. This woman sneered at Landry in the obvious belief that believing that men should not use women's bathrooms was evidence of a troglodyte, non 21st Century regressive attitude. Landry struggled with the absurdity of her position but managed to be polite. She said "well, your opinion needs to be heard." I suppose there could have been a less graceful statement on her part … It used to be that there were only a few news anchors who acted like that. Bill Hemmer, the neocon at Fox used to be at one of the others. During the run up to 2003 I was on his show one morning and he said that no decision had been made to go to war in Iraq. I said he was wrong, and that the decision had long been made in the Bush Administration. He went nuts and said that he would not allow me to say such a thing. Laughable.
This kind of thing is all over the Borgist corporate media now. HC's and Obama's vision of a worldly utopia where the lions lie down with lambs is 150% supported against all comers. pl