A federal judge has halted a Biden Admin diktat that put biological boys on girls’ sports teams and in girls’ bathrooms (and vice versa). According to Reuters, “Judge Charles Atchley Jr. of the Eastern District of Tennessee ruled on Friday that the administration’s directives would make it impossible for some states to enforce their own laws on transgender athletes’ participation in girls’ sports and access to bathrooms.”
Twenty state attorneys general sued the Biden administration over its “transgender” sports and bathroom policies, allowing students to use the bathroom and join the sports team that matches their “gender identity.”
The AGs noted their states could be stripped of substantial federal funding if they failed to uphold the White House directive. However, enforcing the directive would put them in conflict with their states’ laws.
Atchley found merit in the AG’s complaint, ruling the states “cannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying with Defendants’ guidance.”
The named defendants included the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But, as the Democrats so often do, ignore, cherry-pick, or extrapolate the law to fit their political agenda goals, they relied on a Supreme Court ruling by extrapolating a meaning that did not exist.
For example, by relying on Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled employers could not fire employees over their sexuality or gender identity, the Biden admin essentially put words in the Courts’ mouth. The justices were specifically referring to primarily business and government employers and employees.
As Reuters also reported, “The coalition of Republican states argued the Biden administration directives improperly expanded on a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extended anti-discrimination protections to transgender workers.”
While the Biden admin cited the case, the Supreme Court “expressly declined to decide if the ruling applied to sex-segregated bathrooms and locker rooms.”
As reported by RSBN, Oklahoma AG John O’Connor tweeted, “A federal district court stopped the Biden Administration from enforcing its outrageous reading of Title IX. This is a victory for women’s sports and the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms.”
A federal district court stopped the Biden Administration from enforcing its outrageous reading of Title IX.
This is a victory for women’s sports and the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms.https://t.co/oqhkLBFcQT
— Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor (@Okla_OAG) July 18, 2022
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