BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Idaho will soon weigh in on a lawsuit opposing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
Otter spokesman Mark Warbis said Wednesday that the Republican governor's office is working on finalizing an amicus brief in support of 11 states that filed the lawsuit earlier that day. Otter previously denounced the new directive as an egregious example of federal overreach and vowed to pursue every option to oppose implementing the guidelines.
The lawsuit includes Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia.
The challenge asks a judge to declare the directive unlawful. It follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.