Ky., Miss. join lawsuit against transgender bathroom rule
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Kentucky and Mississippi have joined the 11 states challenging the legality of President Obama's recent directive regarding transgender students in public schools, according to The Associated Press.

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The lawsuit, led by Texas, was filed in May. It goes after, among others, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education, accusing them of turning workplaces and schools “into laboratories for a massive social experiment.”

In a court pleading filed Wednesday in Wichita Falls, Texas, state Attorney General Ken Paxton also sought an injunction to halt the implementation of the directive until there is a judgment in the lawsuit. 

Obama’s directive, sent out in May, tells public schools they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identities or face losing federal aid for breaching Title IX requirements. 

It has faced backlash from conservatives who call the move an executive overreach.