Eleven US states are suing the Obama administration, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government this month that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
Ramping up the culture wars in America, the states, led by Texas, on Wednesday accused the federal government of rewriting laws by "administrative fiat."
"Defendants have conspired to turn workplace and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights," the lawsuit stated.
Nine of the 11 states are led by Republican governors.
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