AG Paxton Releases Statement on President Trump’s Decision on School Bathroom Directive

Published 8:27 pm Friday, February 24, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after President Trump rescinded the Obama administration’s directive on school bathrooms:

“The action taken today by the Trump administration is encouraging and my office is evaluating what impact it might bear on our ongoing litigation. Our fight over the bathroom directive has always been about former President Obama’s attempt to bypass Congress and rewrite the laws to fit his political agenda for radical social change. The Obama administration’s directive on bathrooms unlawfully invaded areas that are left to state discretion under the Tenth Amendment. School policy should center on the safety, privacy and dignity of its students, not the whims federal bureaucrats.”