Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Directive On Bathroom Rights For Transgender Students

A federal judge is temporarily blocking an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students.

Texas and 12 other states asked the judge to stop the government’s directive to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with their chosen gender identity.

The judge’s decision comes just days after the Justice Department sued North Carolina over a state law that requires people to use restrooms with the identity on their birth certificates.

In May, the government told U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms.