Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule, 运动员

它还允许跨性别运动员加入与其选择的性别相对应的运动队.

该指令被小查尔斯·阿奇利法官阻止. 田纳西州东区, 特朗普任命的人, after a coalition of 20 Republican attorneys general sued last year, 路透社报道.

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Inclusive Public Restroom Sign. Genderless And Handicapped Toilet (Istock/ AndreyPopov)

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

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Judge Atchley agreed, saying in his opinion the statescannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying with Defendants’ 指导,” 路透社报道.

The states also argued the Biden administration’s Justice Department, the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the defendants in the case — improperly justified the bathroom directive through the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.

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华盛顿, 直流电 – JULY 16: President Joe Biden walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2022 在华盛顿, 直流电. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In the case, Clayton County fired county employee Gerald Bostock forunbecomingbehavior after he participated in a gay recreational softball league. The Supreme Court ruled in 2020, that workplace sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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The high court said in its decision they were not deciding whethersex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codesviolate Title VII.

在 2021, after President Biden was sworn into office and appointed new leadership, 的 教育部门 issued guidance to apply the 2020 case to schools.

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The department suggested the court’s decision should be applied to sex-segregated bathrooms — but Judge Atchley disagreed.

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最高法院 in Bostockexplicitly refused to decide whether ‘sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codesviolate Title VII,” the judge said in his opinion, 路透社报道.

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor, who was among the plaintiffs, called the decisiona major victory for women’s sports and for the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms,” per the report.

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