Experts: NC case unaffected by Texas transgender ruling

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Supporters of North Carolina’s bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s ability to withhold federal money from schools that don’t let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

But opponents and independent legal experts said Aug. 23 that the ruling in Texas won’t affect the North Carolina litigation.

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Justice Department considering response to judge’s order blocking LGBT directive

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department is considering its options, now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked an Obama administration order concerning transgender students in public schools.

The administration had said schools have to let those students use locker rooms and bathrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. But a judge has put that order on hold — saying that a federal education law makes it clear that gender is defined by “biological and anatomical differences” at birth.

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Obama’s transgender directive to schools goes to court

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas and 12 other states will ask a federal judge Aug. 12 to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools.

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