GOP-led states challenge Biden admin. on transgender rights
- Guidance for employers, schools improperly expanded SCOTUS ruling
- Federal law doesn’t bar sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, sports teams
(Reuters) – A coalition of 20 Republican-led states filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to strike down Biden administration directives allowing transgender workers and students to use bathrooms and locker rooms and join sports teams that correspond with their gender identity.
The states, led by the office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, in a complaint in Tennessee federal court said June guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Department of Education improperly expanded on a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extended anti-discrimination protections to transgender workers.