Federal Court Blocks Obama Transgender Directive Nationwide
August 22, 2016
A federal judge has ruled in favor of 13 states against President Barack Obama’s directive that public schools must allow students and adults to enter whatever bathrooms or showers they choose, a policy imposing transgenderism on the nation’s schools.
On May 13, 2016, the Obama administration’s Department of Education sent a letter to every school system in America, informing them that regulations implementing Title IX require all schools to allow all children and adults to use whichever bathroom and shower facilities they choose to identify with, regardless of whether that gender identity is the same as their biological sex.
In response, 13 states—led by Texas and joined by a couple school districts in Texas and Arizona—sued the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, Labor, and other federal agencies in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff states argued that Title VII and Title IX refer only to biological sex, and therefore that these federal orders violate the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and are contrary to federal law.
The plaintiffs began by seeking a preliminary injunction to block Obama’s transgender directive while the lawsuit is ongoing. A federal judge granted that injunction on Aug. 21.
The court rejected all of the Obama administration’s procedural arguments.
The court ruled that the transgender directive is a form of federal regulation governed by the APA.
Reaching the merits of the case, the court ruled that the plaintiffs had a substantial likelihood of ultimate success in the lawsuit.
The court specified that its order is binding on every agent of the federal government nationwide. “This preliminary injunction shall be binding on Defendants and any officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, or other persons in active concert or participation with Defendants.”
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