BREAKING NEWS: Federal Title IX Transgender Rule Has Been Blocked in Six Additional States – EVOL

On June 17, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction halting the Biden administration’s updated Title IX transgender policy in six more states.

The policy change, which redefines “sex” to include “gender identity,” has stirred debate by allowing male students who identify as female access to facilities like girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms.

“There are two sexes: male and female,” begins the memorandum and opinion written by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves, filed on June 17 at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Covington Division.

The judge’s decision issues a preliminary injunction preventing the new rule from being enforced in six states: Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, the rule has been blocked in at least five other states.

Judge Reeves determined that the Department of Education (DOE) went beyond its legal authority when establishing the new rules and made decisions that were deemed “arbitrary and capricious.”

The Department of Education’s announcement on April 19 caused uproar and triggered numerous lawsuits. The final rule expands the longstanding Title IX law, originally aimed at preventing sex discrimination in schools, to now cover “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

The upcoming changes, scheduled to take effect

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