One day after sending a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam to express opposition to the federal government’s directive on transgender bathrooms, Republican lawmakers began considering the idea of holding a special session over the controversial guidance and officially sent a letter to the state’s attorney general asking him to take the issue to court.
State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, wrote the letter to Attorney General Herbert Slatery. It was signed by 13 senators and 20 House members, all of whom Republicans. In the letter, Bowling accused the Obama administration of “mobocracy” and “bullying” to “accommodate students with gender identity disorder at the expense of the mentally healthy enrollment.” READ MORE