Rep. Glen Casada (R-Thompson's Station) said the state Legislature may go into special session over the transgender bathroom issue.
He said that is in response to "the recent directive from President Obama and the Department of Justice dictating the use of bathrooms in Tennessee public schools."
Rep. Casada said, “Following discussions with fellow House Republican Caucus members, I am now in the process of drafting legislation in preparation for a potential Special Session. The bill being drafted would require the Attorney General to defend any school system that is sued due to a perceived violation of Title IX as it relates to bathrooms and locker rooms.
"By placing this requirement in code, our schools will be better suited to make decisions at a local level without the fear of burdensome lawsuits based on unconstitutional directives from the federal government.”