Bathroom Rule Ban Is Toothless In Okla., LGBT Group Says

Law360, New York (January 11, 2017, 7:55 PM EST) -- An Oklahoma LGBT advocacy group told the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday that the state should be exempted from an injunction blocking an Obama administration guidance that students be allowed to use restrooms that match their gender identity, saying the directive conflicted with no Oklahoma law.

Oklahomans for Equality Inc. filed an amicus brief saying their state should be granted a reprieve from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s August injunction since no existing law or policy in Oklahoma counters the guidance.

Instead, the advocacy group argued that multiple public educational institutions in Oklahoma have adopted policies consistent with President Barack Obama’s edict,...

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