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Texas AG Paxton: Obama's Bathroom Rule 'Solution in Search of Problem'

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By    |   Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:22 AM

President Barack Obama's order for the nation's public schools to allow students to use restrooms based on their gender preference is a "solution in search of a problem," and it creates safety issues for the nation's children, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday.

"This opens the door for men deciding one day they want to be women and then switching back the next day," Paxton told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "This guideline doesn't address any particular problem. They have not been very specific about what they're trying to solve."

On Wednesday, officials from 11 states, with Texas as the main plaintiff, sued the Obama administration, with additional states including Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia, the Arizona Department of Education, the governor of Maine, and school districts from Texas and Arizona joining in the lawsuit.

"The law is the law," Paxton said Thursday. "It was created in the 60s and 70s and if they want to change the law, it should be the Congress, not the president. Those fights out to be fought out in Congress, not by one person in the White House."

And as the chief legal officer in Texas, Paxton said, he is concerned about the rule of law and the safety of children, not the complaints that the laws discriminate against transgendered people.

Federal funding could be affected for schools that do not comply with the president's guidelines, and Paxton said that's why the lawsuit was filed.

Meanwhile, sports leagues have threatened to pull games from North Carolina over that state's "bathroom law," but Paxton said he'd tell them to look at the law and realize the nation is a constitutional democracy and a republic.

"We need to focus on following the law and if these groups want to change the law, they should go in and speak to their congressmen and work on changing those law, but it shouldn't come through the lawsuit," said Paxton.

He said he not believe bathroom laws are a priority in the nation, considering all the issues that are happening, but still, parents are worried about their children's safety.

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