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Haley, Wilson oppose federal directive on bathroom use

Haley, Wilson oppose federal directive on bathroom use

GREENVILLE, S.C. -— Both South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and state Attorney General Alan Wilson oppose a federal directive telling public schools to allow students to use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity.

Both said in statements to The Greenville News that it’s an issue for state and local governments.

Wilson says he is talking to other attorneys general to discuss if anything can be done to fight the directive. Federal education funding is at stake if schools don’t follow the guidance.

Haley says when North Carolina passed a law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people she didn’t believe South Carolina needs a similar law. In the same way, she said the state doesn’t need the Obama administration imposing what she calls “a one-size-fits-all policy from Washington.”

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