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Gov. Deal reacts to statement regarding bathroom use for transgender students

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

This week, Governor Nathan Deal's Office is releasing a statement in response to the Obama Administration's directive for public schools, regarding the use of bathrooms for transgender students.

Governor Deal says the President's directive has created confusion and controversy among parents, students, and school officials here in Georgia. 
Deal says the state constitution and laws require that these decisions be made at the local level. We've put the Governor's statement on our Facebook page, which you can visit here. Viewers have been weighing in on the issue.

One viewer, Sharon C. wrote, "About the Governor's statement: I think he should address and deal with it, rather than dumping even more on the school systems. Our school boards should not have to deal with this. Sorry I voted for him."

Cynthia D. wrote, "Overreach Mr. President, leave the schools alone."

Governor Nikki Haley and State Attorney General Alan Wilson both oppose the federal directive telling public schools to allow students to use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity.

They say it is an issue for state and local governments to decide.

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