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Kansas Attorney General Says State to Sue Over Transgender Student Directive

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Kansas will be joining litigation against the federal government for a directive that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their sex at birth. Schmidt's announcement Wednesday came ahead of a Senate debate on a nonbinding resolution that condemns the recent directive from President Barack Obama's administration. Texas and 10 other states already have filed suit against the federal government over the directive. Schmidt said in a statement that Governor Sam Brownback also favors joining the list of plaintiffs against the federal government. Schmidt said he is now considering whether Kansas will join the same lawsuit with the 11 other states or if it will pursue its own.

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