/Bryant joins lawsuit over transgender students’ bathroom access

Bryant joins lawsuit over transgender students’ bathroom access

The lawsuit was filed May 25, Texas. Its original plaintiffs included Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Oklahoma. After the federal justice and education departments sent a letter to schools advising them that transgender students would be treated differently, they were reminded by Title IX which prohibits discrimination based on sex in public education. The White House directive, states claim, violates both the federal “Administrative Procedure Act”, as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Every student wouldn’t be allowed to use any locker room or bathroom they want. The complaint states that “(I)f one has the right or ability of using the intimate facilities of his choice, then the new rules and regulations treat students and employees who require access to these areas unequally.” Mississippi joined the lawsuit despite the fact the Mississippi state board of education voted unanimously Tuesday to reject the directive from the federal government and to follow the direction of the state’s elected leadership. A spokesperson for Governor. Bryant said that one of his lawyers would handle the case since Attorney General Jim Hood (a Democrat) declined to represent the state. Hood stated in a statement that he chose not to represent the state because his office joined a lawsuit last year in the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He said that his office was trying “to stop the Department of Justice” from interfering in local schools’ restroom operations. In April, a three judge panel ruled that a transgender student could sue his school district for not allowing him to use the boys’ toilet. Hood said that he was unsure whether the plaintiffs in the lawsuit have standing since federal funding has not been withdrawn and that he has a different opinion about how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the matter. “The governor joined Texas’ broad lawsuit against federal government as a governor. The attorney general is the only person who can represent the state in such lawsuits. This includes all branches and more importantly, all citizens of the state. Hood stated in a press release that he could not lend his name to the lawsuit. “I urge our state leaders to focus on issues directly impacting our citizens every single day. These include education, mental health and roads and bridges. Public safety is also a priority. Lt. Governor. Tate Reeves applauded Bryant’s addition of Mississippi to the case. “I appreciate Gov. Bryant represented the interests of Mississippi children in this lawsuit against massive federal overreach into their communities,” Lt. Governor. Reeves stated in a press release. To support this important work, you can make a regular donation to us today as we celebrate our Spring Member Drive. Our reporters give a human face to policy’s impact on everyday Mississippians by listening more closely and understanding their communities. To ensure that our work is aligned with the priorities and needs of Mississippians, we are listening to you. Click the button below to let us know what you think. Republish this Story You can freely republish our articles online or in print under a Creative Commons licence. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. R.L. Mississippi Today, Nave
May 26, 2016, Ryan L. Nave was born in University City, Mo. and served as Mississippi Today’s editor in chief from May 2018 to April 2020. Ryan started his career at Mississippi Today in February 2016, as an original member on the editorial team. August 2016 was his first year as news editor. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Missouri-Columbia. He has previously worked at Illinois Times and as the Jackson Free Press news editor. It was a surprise to me that Hood would be able to keep his distance. Bravo to him. Bryant couldn’t possibly stay away from the party of pandering. Even though they are likely to be laughed at in court, it is not impossible for them to wear their suit. AFA and their puppets are sure to be impressed, and it’s well worth the few million taxpayer dollars. Amen, Tammy! Cisgender men are the only ones causing problems in bathrooms. Many of them are using Target restrooms to support the AFA. They are literally creating a problem that doesn’t exist.