West Virginia Voters Weigh In On Transgender Bathrooms

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The battle over bathrooms has hit the Mountain State and now lawmakers and citizens alike are voicing their opinions over this controversial topic.

On Friday the White House issued guidance, directing public schools to allow transgender students to choose a bathroom based on their gender identity.

The guidance does not impose any new legal requirements.

Officials say it’s meant to clarify expectations of school districts that get funding from the federal government.

The guidance comes just days after the Justice Department and North Carolina filed dueling lawsuits over a new state law that says transgender people must use public bathrooms.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey calls the move blatant federal over-reach.

This week Morrisey joined seven other states in opposition of the move.

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