‘Abuse of power’: Federal judge blocks Biden’s Title IX overhaul – EVOL

A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s Title IX overhaul for four states, calling the rewrite a “threat to democracy” and an “abuse of power.”

U.S. District Court Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary injunction Thursday to the Biden administration’s new Title IX rules, which changed the definition of sex to include “gender identity,” which many critics argue will result in the shuttering of sex-specific spaces such as restrooms in schools.

“This case demonstrates the abuse of power by executive federal agencies in the rulemaking process,” Doughty wrote. “The separation of powers and system of checks and balances exist in this country for a reason.”

The judge said the phrase “gender discrimination” was limited to biological males and females when Title IX was enacted and that the expansive changes to the definition of sex sought by the Biden administration were inadmissible, writing the law “was written and intended to protect biological women from discrimination.”

He also determined that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which expanded the definition of sex discrimination to include claims of transgender identity in Title VII employment law, does not apply to Title IX. The Biden administration has been

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