- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker is suing the state attorney general for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago.

Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock claims Democrat Mark Herring is not doing his job as required by state law. He filed papers Wednesday asking the Richmond Circuit Court to order the attorney general to fulfill his request for an advisory opinion about laws against sex discrimination.

LaRock says Tuesday’s federal appeals court ruling in favor of a transgender student who wants to use the boys’ restroom at school illustrates the urgency of his request. Herring spokesman Michael Kelly says that same ruling shows “the law in this area is developing very rapidly in very significant ways.”

Kelly said lawyers are researching and LaRock will get a response “in due course.”

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