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Michigan's attorney general tells White House to "retract" transgender guidance

Attorney General Bill Schuette
(Courtesy of the Michigan Attorney General's office)
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

Attorney General Bill Schuette sent a letter to the Obama administration this week, blasting it for the recent school guidance over transgender students.

So far, 12 states have sued the Obama administration after the Department of Education sent out a letter earlier this month, telling schools their transgender students should be allowed to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.  

And a few Michigan Republicans say they want Schuette to sue, as well.

This week, Schuette sent a letter to the Departments of Education and Justice, saying the transgender guidance was "federal overreach,” and that the administration “has overstepped its constitutional powers in multiple ways…”

While Schuette’s letter says while there is “no place for discrimination against any person or student, for any reason,” he urged the administration to “retract its letter immediately and seek input from parents and guardians in every state, so that parents can express their viewpoints and be heard on this issue of such magnitude and importance.”  

Kate Wells is a Peabody Award-winning journalist currently covering public health. She was a 2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her abortion coverage.
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