President Joe Biden’s guidance allowing individuals to use bathrooms and pronouns that correspond with their gender identity rather than biological makeup was struck down by a federal judge in Texas.
Matthew Kacsmaryk, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas, ruled Biden’s guidance went too far and that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protections to the LGBT community from discrminatory hiring practices, but “not necessarily all correlated conduct,” including bathroom and pronoun use.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the court’s decision is not just a win for the rule of law, but for the “safety and protection of Texas children.”
“The Biden Administration’s attempts to radicalize federal law to track its woke political beliefs are beyond dangerous. I will continue to push back against these unlawful attempts to use federal agencies to normalize extremist positions that put millions of Texans at risk,” Paxton said in a statement.