La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms

La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One Louisiana leader is challenging President Obama's mandate on transgender bathrooms.

Attorney General Jeff Landry said he will defend the state against what he called "unlawful action."

Landry argued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety in a letter to the leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Board of Regents, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana School Boards Association, Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board, and Office of Juvenile Justice.

"Let me perfectly clear: President Obama and his appointees do not have legal authority to require our children to share locker rooms and bathrooms with children of the opposite sex. The Administration's interpretation of Title IX constitutes an improper attempt to commandeer State-owned property in pursuit of a federal policy that has uniformly been rejected by the federal courts."

Read the full letter from the AG below:

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