The ten states have joined the fight against the White House’s directive in the lawsuit State of Nebraska v. United States of America.
The latest addition brings the total number of states contesting Obama’s directive to 24 — including an individual lawsuit filed against the administration by the state of North Carolina.
Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel Matt Sharp reports that states representing both sides of the political spectrum have had enough of the Obama administration telling them what to do when it comes to the safety of their students.
"States that range from as diverse as Southern states, Texas, even up to Maine and its governor — they're taking a stand against this extreme overreach by the federal government in a policy that violates student privacy, that violates the right of states to set their own education policy," he explains.
In addition to violating the privacy rights of students, the Christian attorney warns that this mandate could reach much deeper into society.
"But you're even getting into such things minority-owned businesses,” Sharp points out. “Does this mean a man can now claim to be a woman so that he can get preferential bidding on a government contract by claiming to be minority-owned?”
The legal expert, who is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, insists that America’s highest court must step in because such problematic pro-LGBT policies pushed by progressives in the government can open a Pandora’s box of problems for vulnerable women and children.
“[There are] so many implications to what the government is doing, and this is an issue where the Supreme Court can and should step in," the attorney adds.
Sharp maintains that the Obama administration cannot unilaterally redefine federal law to serve its own political ends and lawlessly impose its will on local schools.