Attorney General Paxton issues statement on letter regarding Transgender Guidance

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued the following statement after joining Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey in sending a letter to the Obama Administration regarding its guidance to school districts on transgender students:

“The so-called ‘significant guidance’ issued by the Obama Administrations raises more questions than it answers, just as it creates concerns among anyone who believes sex is a biological fact and not a personal preference. As billions of dollars appear to be at stake based upon schools’ compliance with this guidance, the Obama Administration must be extremely clear about what is and isn’t allowed, and explain how their actions do not add requirements to the law, as their letter claims.”

The full letter can be found at: