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AG challenges federal transgender bill

Republican state attorneys general are challenging a new federal regulation that mandates protections for transgender students at schools.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in federal courts in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, states argue that the recently announced rule harms girls.

The states oppose provisions that bar blanket prohibitions on transgender students using the school bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender.

They also object to provisions that call for school staff to use transgender students' pronouns.

Lawyers for the states are asking to delay implementation of the rule, which is to take effect Aug. 1.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.