ORLANDO, Florida (Lifesitenews) – One of the Biden administration’s long-standing attempts to force states to embrace LGBT initiatives has been temporarily halted, says a pro-family lawyer.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sought to issue guidance requiring states to allow persons who identify as the opposite sex to play on sports teams of that sex.
However, a Tennessee judge has granted a preliminary injunction to the twenty U.S. states suing the agencies for this action, stopping the DOE and EEOC in their tracks.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Atchley stated that the DOE’s guidance “directly interferes with and threatens plaintiff states’ ability to continue enforcing their state laws that bar trans people from playing on the school sports teams or using the restrooms that match their gender identity.”
“What these particular guidances did was attempt—by Joe Biden—to literally takeover both the schools as well as other places in the workplace and force the LGBTQ agenda in both,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of the Christian legal firm Liberty Counsel, in an interview with LifeSiteNews’ Jim Hale.
“For example, in the context of women’s sports, these [guidances] would allow men to compete in women’s athletics and also have access to their private rooms, such as locker rooms, shower rooms, rest rooms and other private designated facilities,” Staver said.
And the judge indicated there that this was too much, that it would cause irreparable harm to these states, and it was unlawful.
So that is the good decision that just recently happened from this judge in Tennessee.
Prompted by a Biden executive order on the day he was sworn into office, the DOE and EEOC sought to promote LGBT ideology through a re-interpretation of existing federal rules, such as those pertaining to discrimination under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, and a recent Supreme Court case, Bostock vs. Clayton County.
According to Liberty Counsel’s analysis, the states challenging the agencies for their novel views of the law rejected them on both procedural and substantive grounds.
Yet Staver said he sees something else underway — a takeover of the Democratic party by an extremist minority no matter what the cost.
“[The Biden administration has] allowed a very radical fraction of individuals in groups that support the democratic platform to have a voice and they’ve not tried to temper them—they’ve actually encouraged them,” explained Staver. “And it’s that radical fringe that now is the tail that wags the dog that is the Democratic party.”
Staver continued, saying that this “radical fringe” is “willing to literally destroy the country and destroy anything that’s of common sense and values in order to get their agenda. It is a very destructive agenda.”
“It’s the most radical abortion agenda that we’ve ever seen. It’s the most radical LGBTQ agenda we’ve ever seen in every area.” said Staver. “And they want to force it on every person.”