Oklahoma AG, Two Others Seek Clarification On Obama Administration Bathroom Guidelines

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 4:05 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Attorney General and two other state attorneys general sent a letter to the Obama administration seeking clarification about its new bathroom guidelines.

Pruitt joined with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in asking for clarification about the "significant guidance letter" the administration sent to public schools across the country last week.

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Some of the questions the attorneys general want answered include:

Whether the administration is requiring schools to follow the rules in its letter in order to satisfy Title IX requirements.

What statute, regulation or court decision mandates schools have to treat a student's gender identity as the student's sex for purposes of Title IX.

If it is now a requirement of Title IX that schools administer their programs according to each student's subjective "internal sense of gender," and that Title IX bars schools from requiring any sort of objective verification of a student's sex?

Read the whole letter: