In the eyes of many Americans today, the battle for our rights continues to rage. A citizen’s Constitutional rights is a common topic of argument in the courts today, for example.
Then there’s the issue of preferential treatment and discrimination vs. civil rights. Lots of Americans believe the government has vastly overstepped in regards to rights for gays and minorities.
And now, a federal court in Texas has dropped the gavel in an important case.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance in 2021, which allowed LGBTQ employees to use bathrooms and genders that conform to their gender identity.
However, many employers fought back, claiming the government agency had gone too far — this didn’t feel like “equal opportunity” but rather forced discrimination.
In September 2021, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration for the guidance, saying it “increases the scope of liability for all employers.” It quickly gained national attention.
Now, the ruling is in (via The Daily Caller):
U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled these protections went too far and that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars the LGBTQ community from discriminatory hiring practices ‘but not necessarily all correlated conduct,’ including bathroom and pronoun use.
AG Paxton celebrated the victory in a statement, saying it’s a big win for both the law and the “safety and protection of Texas children.”
Texas isn’t the only state to fight back against the “woke” policies of this administration. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear earlier this year that his state is “where woke goes to die.“
In this case, it’s a legal victory that many Americans are celebrating. Added Paxton:
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.
Many worry that the current administration just keeps pushing an agenda that flies in the face of civil rights law.
Back in June, Biden’s team suggested changes to Title IX that would protect students from being discriminated against based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
And if schools don’t abide by these changes, they won’t receive federal funding. This is another move that was greeted with heavy criticism and pushback, and is also likely to enter the courts if it goes further.
People like Paxton and Gov. DeSantis, along with dozens of other Republican leaders, have made it plain that they won’t stop fighting.
- A federal judge ruled against the Biden administration for violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called it a victory for the law and the safety and protection of children.
- The Democrat “woke” agenda keeps running into legal barriers across the country.