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Nebraska, 9 Other States File New Lawsuit Against Transgender Bathroom Directive06:53
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Signs are posted outside the Santee High School's gender neutral restrooms at their campus in Los Angeles, California on May 4, 2016.
There is an "emerging consensus worldwide" that the LGBT community should enjoy the same rights as everyone else, Washington's first envoy for gay rights said, but warned transgender people are still too often victims of violence. (Mark Ralston       /AFP/Getty Images)
Signs are posted outside the Santee High School's gender neutral restrooms at their campus in Los Angeles, California on May 4, 2016. There is an "emerging consensus worldwide" that the LGBT community should enjoy the same rights as everyone else, Washington's first envoy for gay rights said, but warned transgender people are still too often victims of violence. (Mark Ralston /AFP/Getty Images)
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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a lawsuit on Friday, with the support of nine other states, against the Obama administration’s May 13 directive that schools across the country allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

States like Nebraska could lose billions in federal funding if they fail to comply. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Peterson about why he filed the lawsuit and what his state hopes to gain.

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Doug Peterson, Nebraska attorney general. He tweets @AGDougPeterson.

This segment aired on July 11, 2016.

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