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    Mississippi to Join States Suing Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy
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    File Photo - Gov. Phil Bryant said he intends to join 11 other states that are suing the Obama administration over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools.

    Mississippi plans to join 11 other states that filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block the Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy at public schools, Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday, NBC News reported.

    "Our office has talked to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office and I intend, as soon as possible, to join the lawsuit against this latest example of federal overreach," Bryant, a Republican, said in a Facebook post.

    Texas is leading the lawsuit. Governors from Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Utah have jumped on board.

    The Department of Education ordered all of the nation's public schools to honor transgender students' bathroom of choice.