Federal judge strikes down Biden’s Title IX gender-bending rewrite in case involving Alaska

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A federal judge in Kansas has blocked the Biden Administration’s new interpretation of Title IX, the landmark legislation that was written to give equal treatment to girls sports in public schools and universities.

The judge blocked the Biden interpretation, which scooped in a wide range of ill-defined gender beliefs, from going into effect in schools in Kansas, Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, as well as 10 other states. Similar rulings had been issued by district courts.

The ruling means the Biden Education Department cannot force the schools where the plaintiffs attend to allow boys to compete on girls’ sports teams or in track and field events that are separated into the two sexes — boys and girls. Boys can’t take over the medals that girls worked hard for.

The Democrat war on girls moved to a new front in April, when the Education Department finalized rules that would require schools to allow boys to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. The rules were set to go into effect Aug. 1, but in the past year, several states have already created laws that stop the blending of the sexes in these private spaces where girls have previously not had to worry about boys undressing in front of them, and vice versa.

The Biden regulations also forced school staff to use a student’s preferred pronouns when speaking to them or about them. Thus, teachers would be required to refer to a boy as a “they,” if that child demanded it. The same would hold true for any other pronoun the child demanded.

Judge John W. Broomes said the department overstepped its authority when it brought in gender identity, and that even in the regulations, the Biden Administration had not clearly defined what gender identity actually is, other than a feeling.

Read the ruling at this link.

Broomes wrote the rule would “require schools to subordinate the fears, concerns, and privacy interests of biological women to the desires of transgender biological men to shower, dress, and share restroom facilities with their female peers.”

Alaska was included in the lawsuit because it has schools attended by members of Young America’s Foundation, Female Athletes United, or children of members of the plaintiff group Moms for Liberty.

But the plaintiffs will need to file a notice identifying the schools to which this ruling applies:

“In order to effectuate this preliminary injunction, Plaintiff Organizations are directed to file a notice in the record identifying the schools which the members of Young America’s Foundation or Female Athletes United attend, as well as the schools attended by the minor children of the members of Moms for Liberty, on or before July 15, 2024. This filing should not identify members of those organizations or the children of any such members. Rather, it should provide notice to Defendants of the schools as to which this order enjoins enforcement of the Final Rule,” the judge wrote.

In a blockbuster First Amendment term, the Supreme Court got the big stuff right

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  1. “But the plaintiffs will need to file a notice identifying the schools to which this ruling applies:

    “In order to effectuate this preliminary injunction, Plaintiff Organizations are directed to file a notice in the record identifying the schools which the members of Young America’s Foundation or Female Athletes United attend, as well as the schools attended by the minor children of the members of Moms for Liberty, on or before July 15, 2024. This filing should not identify members of those organizations or the children of any such members. Rather, it should provide notice to Defendants of the schools as to which this order enjoins enforcement of the Final Rule,” the judge wrote.”
    OK, so what the heck does that mean? Is that a win for us? It kinda sorta sounds like it in a roundabout way.

    • That is what I am wondering also. I am guessing that what is going to happen is that the evil is going to come back saying that these schools are being given “preferential treatment” or something of the sort. It is going to be attacked like homeschooling is attacked. This ruling needs to apply to all schools – not just some of the schools.

  2. With the Supreme courts adjudication on this topic, not only this issue, but uncounted numbers of cases of overreach will be nil and void in a timely manner. The pendulum swings in the nick of time!!!

  3. The SCOTUS’s ruling regarding the Chevron deference should be an avenue to undo the flawed Title IX regulation change (jeopardizing girls’/women’s sports and their privacy) by the US Dept of Education for ALL schools. The federal agency overstepped beyond the Title IX legislation passed by Congress in the 1970’s to add something new; the federal agency unlawfully usurped the role of policymaker. The SCOTUS has rightfully ruled that federal bureaucrats do not have this constitutional authority, to write new law.

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