Federal lawsuit challenges Oklahoma anti-trans bathroom law
September 7, 2022
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Oklahoma schoolchildren, arguing the state's new law requiring students use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City lists the State Department of Education and its board members, Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Attorney General John O'Connor and three school districts as defendants.
"Plaintiffs and other youth who are transgender in Oklahoma schools now face mandated discipline, possibly...