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WV attorney general defiant over transgender directive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week sent letters to the federal government and local school boards rejecting a federal directive on transgender students as unlawful.

Morrisey and attorneys general from Oklahoma and Texas demanded the federal government clarify its legal precedent and whether it would seek to cut funding from schools that will not admit students to the bathrooms, locker rooms, dormitories and athletic teams of their choice.

Morrisey, in a separate letter, told state and county officials in West Virginia the directive has no force of law and that his office would fight any use of the directive to eliminate more than a billion in federal funding to local schools.

“School policies should be set at the local level — not by presidential decree…

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