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Appeals Court Upholds Block on Biden’s Transgender Sports and Facilities Directive

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President Biden is intent on destroying women’s sports and girls in schools. He and his administration are doing all they can to force his insane Leftist ideology on schools all over America. We need to call it the Democrat war one women and girls, as they are the first victims of this evil policy.

On June 14, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio upheld a decision to block a Biden administration directive that would have required schools to allow transgender students to participate in sports teams and access facilities corresponding to their gender identity. This directive, issued by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), was aimed at federally-funded schools and tied compliance to federal funding.

The controversy began in 2021 when 20 states, primarily led by Republican attorneys general, challenged the DOE’s guidance. They argued that the directive conflicted with state laws and threatened their federal funding. The legal dispute centers around the interpretation of Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions—which the DOE had expanded to include gender identity, citing the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County as a precedent.

The appellate court’s decision was based on procedural grounds, stating that the DOE failed to follow proper processes in issuing the guidance. This ruling supports the temporary block set by a Tennessee federal judge in 2022 and maintains the status quo while the lawsuit continues.

Despite the court’s ruling, the Education Department has moved forward with an expanded interpretation of Title IX, officially incorporating gender identity into its definition of sex discrimination. This updated version, set to be enforced from August 1, has already sparked further legal challenges and considerable debate across the country.

In response to the court’s decision and the ongoing legal challenges, an Education Department spokesperson emphasized the administration’s commitment to ensuring that all students, regardless of gender identity, experience non-discrimination in schools. Meanwhile, groups opposing the expansion, like Alliance Defending of Titles and others, have expressed satisfaction with the court’s decision, viewing it as a protection of traditional sex-based rights and opportunities, particularly for women and girls.

As the legal battles continue, the landscape of Title IX enforcement remains contentious, with several states actively suing to block the enforcement of the new rules and some courts already issuing preliminary injunctions against the Biden administration’s expanded so-called protections for transgender individuals.  Citizens all over America have had it with the Left. No one wants their daughter’s to be molested in bathrooms by 50 year old men claiming they are women, NO ONE. The Democrats and their war on women and girls go on, but as each day passes, they lose more and more votes.

Major Points

  • The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a block on a Biden administration directive that required schools to allow transgender students to join sports teams and use facilities matching their gender identity.
  • The block was initially set by a Tennessee federal judge in 2022, arguing that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) had not followed proper procedures in issuing the guidance.
  • The legal challenge was led by 20 states, mostly with Republican leadership, asserting that the directive conflicted with state laws and jeopardized federal funding.
  • Despite the ruling, the DOE proceeded to expand Title IX definitions to include gender identity, effective from August 1, facing further legal challenges across the country.
  • Critics of the expanded rules, including legal groups and several states, have filed lawsuits, with some preliminary injunctions already in place, arguing that the changes threaten traditional sex-based rights and opportunities.

Al Santana – Reprinted with permission of Whatfinger News

The Washington Standard

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