AG Ferguson leads multi-state effort supporting transgender protections | Washington State

AG Ferguson leads multi-state effort supporting transgender protections | Washington State:

“OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will lead a group of states urging a U.S. District Court not to block the federal government’s ability to protect the civil rights of transgender people in a brief to be filed today.

In May, a group of 11 states, led by Texas, asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to issue an injunction blocking federal guidelines that prohibit employers and school districts from discriminating against transgender individuals who seek to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.

The lawsuit stems from a directive released in May by the federal government requiring schools and employers to treat transgender people no differently than others ‘of the same gender identity.’”

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