A group of eleven states filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging Obama administration rules that instruct public schools to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom they like.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, according to the Washington Post. Those suing the Obama administration are the states of Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia, as well as Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Arizona Department of Education.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot announced earlier in the day that the state planned to sue. The Republican made the announcement on Twitter.
Obama’s directive was met with resistance from Republicans, including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who threatened a lawsuit almost immediately after the announcement, according to Reuters.