Earlier today, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant said his state would be joining the lawsuit Texas filed against the Obama administration after a federal directive was issued recently that all public schools should open up girls bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams to males who self-identify as female. Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia also joined the lawsuit.
But someone in Gov. Bryant's own administration is not onboard.
"The governor has opted to join Texas in its broad lawsuit against the federal government in his capacity as governor alone," Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said, according to WAPT. "I cannot lend the name of the state of Mississippi to this lawsuit."
Hood then said he believes that the issue over who is allowed to use public school facilities is not a pressing one for the majority of people in his state.
"I strongly encourage our state leaders to shift their focus to issues that are directly impacting our citizens every day, such as education, mental health, roads and bridges, and public safety. I can assure them that Mississippi families are concerned more about these challenges than about lawsuits over restrooms."
Do you agree?