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HRC Slams Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for Reprehensible Attack on Transgender Youth in School

by Liz Halloran July 06, 2016

Today, HRC denounced Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for filing a motion in federal court on behalf of 13 states seeking an injunction blocking President Barack Obama’s historic guidance to ensure the equal treatment of transgender students in public and federally-funded schools.

“Ken Paxton and his gang of bullies aren’t simply stoking anti-transgender rhetoric, they are hurting children,” said Jay Brown, HRC Communications Director. “They should be ensuring our children’s dignity and ability to learn in a safe environment, not going to court to target transgender students for discrimination and bullying by blocking guidance educators across the country had been asking for. ”

Paxton’s latest discriminatory attack comes just weeks after he filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Texas and 10 other states challenging the Obama Administration’s guidance on transgender students’ rights. Paxton, who currently faces three felony fraud indictments for violating state securities laws, civil fraud charges, and a separate investigation by the Texas State Bar for encouraging clerks to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling on nationwide marriage equality, has repeatedly attacked LGBTQ people in an effort to score political points.

HRC earlier this year released a letter signed by national organizations representing almost 5 million educators, pediatricians, counselors and other child welfare providers urging lawmakers like Paxton to stop their political attacks on transgender youth. These organizations include the American Federation of Teachers, the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American Counseling Association; the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Education Association.

Liz Halloran
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