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Why isn’t Ohio one of them?
One of the three core Tea Party values is “limited government.” Whatever one may think of the controversies over bathrooms and sexual identity, the feds are clearly overreaching. From the AOL report:
The state of Texas is the lead plaintiff and was joined by Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia, plus the Arizona Department of Education and the governor of Maine.
School districts from Texas and Arizona also joined the suit, which names the U.S. government and a host of federal agencies and officials as defendants.
Alison Gill, the vice chair of the Trans United Fund, a political advocacy group, said the states' challenge did not reflect the position of most school boards and administrators, who have come out in favor of the administration's order.
"This action puts students at risk for the sake of politics," Gill said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said, "President Obama has no business setting locker room and restroom policies for our schools."
"School policies should be determined by individual states, educators and parents - not dictated by a presidential decree," added West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
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