North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has responded to news of a federal judge temporarily halting the application of President Obama’s policy on transgender students, namely that Title IX protects transgender students against gender-based discrimination.
On Monday, McCrory said he was “pleased” with the court’s ruling, as Dominic Holden reports.
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Said McCrory’s communications director Josh Ellis,
“The federal court decision bolster the efforts of Governor McCrory, along with 22 other states, to protect the privacy of families and children in our school bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. We’re also pleased that a federal court has sided with Governor McCrory’s position that the Obama administration overstepped its authority by bypassing Congress and the courts.”
NPR has more on the ruling out of Texas today:
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas and a number of other states. […]
The preliminary injunction would mean that, until that lawsuit works its way through the courts, the “status quo” would be maintained and the guidance could not be considered enforceable. […]
In a ruling issued Sunday, O’Connor concluded that there is a strong likelihood the states will win their case, justifying an injunction in the meantime. He found that the administration didn’t follow the proper notice and comment process for the guidelines.