Sen. Hune, Reps. Theis and Vaupel, urge Attorney General Bill Schuette to join lawsuit against Obama’s transgender bathroom directive

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Sen. Joe Hune

Sen. Joe Hune

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, signed a letter calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to join the federal lawsuit against President Obama’s directive regarding transgender bathrooms in our nation’s schools.

Joining Hune in signing the letter were state Reps. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, and Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville.

“This is a critical issue facing Michigan children,” Hune said. “We need Attorney General Schuette to protect those he was elected to defend. We need him to provide guidance as to the legality of transgender bathrooms in Michigan.”

The letter was sent after 11 states filed a lawsuit regarding President Obama’s directive regarding transgender bathrooms in schools. The lawsuit seeks to block the Obama administration from implementing, applying or enforcing the new rules, regulations and guidance interpretations.

“As I do not agree with the proposed State Board of Education’s LGBT restroom policy changes, I feel the safety of all students should be the primary focus in our schools, and we should be allowing local districts and parents to determine safety policies for the children that attend classes in their jurisdiction,” said Vaupel.

“We must stand up for the safety of our students. We cannot allow an out-of-control federal government to put our children at risk,” added Theis.

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