Not liking a federal policy on transgender students isn’t a good enough reason to sue the government, Attorney General Sam Olens told a meeting of North Georgia Republicans this week.

Olens had just finished briefing about two-dozen members of the White County Republican Party on his Department of Law when the first question from the audience asked him to address “the elephant in the room.” That meant last week’s announcement from the U.S. Justice and Education Departments that public schools receiving federal funding should let transgender students use school facilities associated with their gender identity. A law in North Carolina mandating that transgender people must use bathrooms for the gender listed on their birth certificates brought the issue under national scrutiny in March.