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A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
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Eleven states – Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, Wisconsin, Maine and Georgia – announced yesterday that they're suing the Obama administration over its recent directive that all public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom they feel corresponds with their gender identity.

This is the latest escalation in the increasingly national fight over transgender rights.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Dominic Holden, national LGBT reporter for BuzzFeed, about the suit.

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This segment aired on May 26, 2016.

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