• Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule, athletes

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 17 08:46:13 2022
    By Lawrence Richard
    Published July 17, 2022

    A federal judge has blocked a directive from President Joe Biden’s administration that allowed transgender workers and students to use
    school restrooms matching their gender identities.

    It also allowed transgender athletes to join sports teams corresponding
    with their chosen genders.

    The directive was blocked by Judge Charles Atchley Jr. of the Eastern
    District of Tennessee, a Trump appointee, after a coalition of 20
    Republican attorneys general sued last year, Reuters reported.

    The plaintiffs argued the federal directive clashed with state laws and prevented states from enforcing their own laws that banned transgender
    school bathroom use.

    Judge Atchley agreed, saying in his opinion the states "cannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying
    with Defendants' guidance," Reuters reported.


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