Federal Court Stops Biden Administration’s Attempt to Redefine Title IX

Austin, TX – November 14, 2022: Recently, the Biden administration proposed a federal rule to redefine “sex,” which would allow biological males to compete against women in sports, allow men into women’s private spaces, and promote gender ideology in schools.

In a ruling Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, determined that “because Title IX does not protect ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity status, neither does Section 1557.”

Mary Elizabeth Castle, Director of Government Relations for Texas Values issued this statement in the wake of this ruling:

“Today’s victory in federal court states one simple fact: the Biden administration cannot redefine sex. The misapplication of a Supreme Court case on employment law has robbed too many women of their athletic opportunities and victories and given them to biological males. Now, we know for certain women’s sports can be protected.”

In Neese v. Becerra, two Texas-based doctors challenged the Biden administration’s mandate in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that forces healthcare providers to perform medical procedures seeking to alter a patient’s biological sex, even if the procedure violates the care provider’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.

Texas Values will continue to monitor this case and bring you the latest as we fight for faith, family, and religious freedom in the state of Texas.


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