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States' Lawsuit Against the 'Transgender Mandate' for Schools Takes New Twist
Several states' lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration's "transgender mandate" to schools took a sudden twist over the weekend when Department of Justice officials informed a court it no longer intends to appeal an injunction that prevents the mandate's implementation.
A hearing was supposed to be held Tuesday at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to discuss the injunction, but now the case will proceed to trial while the Trump administration decides how it wishes to proceed in the case. According to several reports, the administration still has not determined how to approach the issue.
Most legal experts agree the Obama administration's interpretation that the word "sex" refers to both biological sex and "gender identity" will fail under judicial review. There is little doubt that Congress used the term only to apply to biological sex in both 1964...