A judge in Fort Worth issued an injunction against the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy. A hearing was held on Aug. 5 in U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s court in Fort Worth.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led the charge by 13 states to stop enforcement of guidelines issued by the Obama Administration on how school districts should interact with transgender students. The lawsuit against the federal guidelines happened in the wake of uproar in the Fort Worth ISD when Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick interfered with calls for FWISD to rescind similar guidelines issued by Superintendent Kent Scribner. FWISD school officials have since adjusted its guidelines to address concerns raised by some regarding parental notifications and involvement.
Because Judge O’Connor believes the national guidelines will be overturned in a full hearing by the courts, he issued the national injunction.
While the case works its way through the courts, school districts will have to do what makes Paxton more comfortable, rather than accommodate all students.