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(LifeSiteNews) – This week, a federal judge in Texas ruled against Biden administration guidance that protected cross-dressing and using bathrooms designated for the opposite sex in the workplace.

The state’s attorney general, Republican Ken Paxton, filed a lawsuit against the 2021 guidance, which stated that the Supreme Court’s Bostock v. Clayton County ruling that reinterpreted the 1964 Civil Rights Act to cover homosexuality and gender confusion allows “transgender” employees to dress and use pronouns and bathrooms in opposition to their biological sex. 

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk determined that the Civil Rights Act does not protect these practices in the workplace, according to the Texas Tribune 

The recent ruling officially vacated the Biden administration’s guidance, leaving the regulations of practicing cross-dressing and using pronouns and facilities for the opposite sex to the discretion of employers.  

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Additionally, Trump-appointed Kacsmaryk dismissed guidance released in March by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. The guidance stated that “federally-funded covered entities restricting an individual’s ability to receive medically necessary care, including gender-affirming care, from their health provided solely on the basis of their sex assigned at birth or gender identity” is prohibited. 

Becerra updated the guidance after Ken Paxton wrote an opinion declaring that transgender procedures for children constitute child abuse under the Texas Family Code.  

In February, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate all reported situations in which minors were involved in “abusive gender-transitioning procedures.” 

Texas is not alone in fighting the push for “transgender rights.” Last month, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia proposed a bill which would punish “gender-affirming care” for minors as a felony offense. In March, Kentucky, Arizona, and Oklahoma each passed legislation to prohibit biological males from competing in women’s sports, despite the current pressure to give gender-confused males the “right” to compete against females.

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There has been a recent increase of investigating youth “transgender services” across the country. Over the summer, Virginia’s Republican attorney general refused to dismiss a case considering a “transgender” rape incident in one of the state’s school districts. 

More recently, Republican Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee demanded an investigation into the promotion of mutilating surgeries and other so-called “trans care” for youth at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 


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