Representative Lisa Subeck Condemns Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Lawsuit Challenging President Obama’s Directive to Public Schools Protecting the Rights of Transgender Students 

May 25, 2016

MADISON –Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement in response to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s decision to join a federal lawsuit challenging President Obama’s directive to public schools protecting the rights of transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms designated for the gender with which they identify.

“Attorney General Brad Schimel is wasting time and resources suing the Federal Government over a directive that will prevent states from institutionalizing discrimination against transgender students. The joint Department of Justice and Department of Education directive was timely and appropriate, ensuring that our schools are safe and welcoming places for all students. Unfortunately, A.G. Schimel has chosen to put politics ahead of fairness by joining his Republican counterparts in this discriminatory action.”