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Federal Judge Drops the Gavel on Biden – Rules Texas Can Ignore Joe’s New “Guidelines”
By Sean Kerrvin|June 13, 2024
Federal Judge Drops the Gavel on Biden – Rules Texas Can Ignore Joe’s New “Guidelines”

Joe Biden has been rocked by legal decisions that don’t go in his favor. His failed policies have been shot down in the courts to the point his forehead must be numb from smacking it in frustration.

Biden doesn’t seem to learn his lesson even after his leftist pet projects fail upon judicial scrutiny. He appears to operate based on what he thinks will move the needle in his favor among voters.

A federal judge handed Biden another judicial slap in the face based on the president’s Education Department guidance. The president stepped into a legal battle over gender identity and sexual orientation and was met with a lawsuit from Texas.

From The Daily Wire:
A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Texas did not have to follow guidance from the Biden administration which interpreted prohibitions against sex discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

The judge ruled that Biden’s Education Department had unlawfully exceeded its authority when it issued guidance in 2021 that opened up the door for schools to be liable for discrimination if they adopted policies like limiting bathroom access on the basis of sex. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration in June 2023 to shield Texas from enforcement of the policy.

The judge’s 112-page ruling hammered Biden’s Education Department Title IX changes and the overarching gender and sexual orientation ideology. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas Reed O’Connor stated that nothing in the statute expressly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or other unexpressed grounds.

“And where Title IX allows for differentiation based on sex due to biological differences — such as intimate facilities and athletic teams — recipients may treat persons in accordance with their biological sex without regard to subjective gender identity,” O’Connor ruled.

The Texas lawsuit followed a June 22, 2021, Education Department memo changing how the federal entity interprets the Title IX prohibition on discrimination “on the basis of sex.” The new guidance included discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the interpretation.

The Education Department went further by saying it would punish schools by withholding federal funding if school policies did not meet the new definition of discrimination. The target of the new guidance was schools with policies that state transgender-identifying students would have to use the bathroom facility or play on a sports team based on sex.

The federal judge did not agree with Biden’s Education Department on the Title IX changes.

“Title IX explicitly appreciates the innate biological variation between men and women that occasionally warrants differentiation — and even separation — to preserve educational opportunities and to promote respect for both sexes,” Judge O’Connor wrote.

Paxton celebrated the decision and restated his claim that Biden’s education guidance was dangerous.

“Joe Biden’s unlawful effort to weaponize Title IX for his extremist agenda has been stopped in its tracks,” Paxton said in a statement. “Threatening to withhold education funding by forcing states to accept ‘transgender’ policies that put women in danger was plainly illegal.”

The Biden Title IX guidance was also blocked from enforcement in 20 other states after a coalition of Republican attorneys general sued over the policy.

Key Takeaways:

  • A federal judge slammed Biden’s Title IX guidance catering to sex and gender.
  • The Texas lawsuit claimed the changes were illegal and endangered women.
  • The judge ruled that Texas did not have to follow Biden’s Title IX changes.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Sean Kerrvin
Sean is a former mainstream media journalist who walked away from the leftist machine. He now works to deliver news and insights to benefit Americans who want truth and liberty to prevail under the Constitution.
Sean is a former mainstream media journalist who walked away from the leftist machine. He now works to deliver news and insights to benefit Americans who want truth and liberty to prevail under the Constitution.
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