Federal court blocks enforcement of Biden’s recent ruling on women’s sports

Federal court blocks enforcement of Biden's recent ruling on women's sports
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TOPEKA, Kan. – A federal district court seeks to halt the enforcement of a recent Biden administration ruling regarding transgender athletes and related matters of gender identity.

Late Friday, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee granted an injunction sought by Schmidt and 19 other state attorneys general halting enforcement of guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Education against the plaintiff states.

The guidance purports to resolve highly controversial issues, such as whether schools must:

  1. allow biological males to compete on girls’ sports teams
  2. whether employers and schools may maintain sex-separated showers and locker rooms
  3. whether individuals may be compelled by the government to use another person’s preferred pronouns

“The federal court has recognized this overreach by the Biden administration to unilaterally resolve these sensitive questions that are better addressed by elected representatives,” Schmidt said. “It is clear that the administration is determined to make sweeping one-size-fits-all policy changes without public comment or proper notice.”

The federal court injunction prohibits enforcement of the guidelines in Kansas and 19 other states that filed the lawsuit. A copy of the federal court order is available here.