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Federal court blocks Obama's transgender bathroom order

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(Worthy News) - A federal court in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s order compelling public schools nationwide to regulate restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.

In his ruling halting the edict, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said the administration failed to comply with federal rule-making procedures in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

The court sided with Texas and 13 other states that sued the federal government over the order, arguing that the mandate overstepped federal authority and misinterpreted Title VII and Title IX, which bar sex discrimination in employment and education, respectively. [ Source ]

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