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Texas attorney general sues Biden over LGBT workplace mandates

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Texas is suing President Joe Biden's administration over new federal efforts to force businesses to recognize gay and transgender people's bathroom and pronoun preferences.

In a suit filed Monday in the Northern District of Texas federal court, state Attorney General Ken Paxton charged that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission infringed on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it recently added new language.

In issuing a technical assistance document to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton, the EEOC mandated that individuals be permitted to use the bathroom of their choosing and deemed "misgendering" via pronouns as harassment under certain conditions. The original ruling in the case banned workplace discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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The action of the EEOC is an "illegal" and "unacceptable" effort "to force businesses, including the State of Texas, to align with their beliefs," Paxton said in a statement.

"If the Biden Administration thinks they can force states to comply with their political agenda, my office will fight against their radical attempt at social change," he said.


The EEOC, Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Burrows, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland are all named as defendants in the lawsuit, according to the filing.

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In addition to Title VII, Paxton argued the administration violated the First Amendment, the 11th Amendment, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

"States should be able to choose protection of privacy for their employers over subjective views of gender, and this illegal guidance puts many women and children at risk. Once again I’m suing The Biden Administration," Paxton posted to Twitter. "See you in court."

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Original Author: Luke Gentile

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