Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told superintendents of all public schools in the state via letter that they should defy President Obama’s unilaterally issued demands to open all bathroom doors to transgenders and that he will support them in any legal fight that might brew. “This fight is just beginning,” Patrick said, the Statesman reported. His letter specifically stated “we will be there to support” districts that violate this federally pressed plan.

Patrick announced the letters to superintendents during a press conference in Austin, where he also said he was looking into the legalities of the Fort Worth Independent School District’s decision to implement these Obama bathroom policies for transgenders without first holding hearings for parents to comment. FULL REPORT