Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has praised a federal judges' ruling blocking President Barack Obama's bathroom order for public schools, saying it reaffirms the right of local control.
Kentucky was one of 13 states that sued Obama after he announced public schools that do not allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice could risk losing federal funding. Sunday, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor temporarily blocked Obama's order.
In a news release, Bevin called Obama's order "absurd" and said he will continue to make sure such decisions are made by Kentucky and not the federal government.
Justice Department officials have said they are disappointed with the ruling and are reviewing their options.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.