Following directives by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) detailing how public school bathrooms and locker rooms must be gender-neutral, 11 states have filed suit against the Obama administration to stop the mandate.

The lawsuit argues that the directive conspires “to turn workplace and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.”

The states joining the action are Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah , Georgia and Texas.

Texas has already indicated publicly that it would be willing to forego its annual $10 billion in federal education aid rather than comply.