Federal Judge Blocks Title IX Rule in 4 States

He rules that the rule “demonstrates the abuse of power.“

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the expansion of the mandatory expansion of Title IX protection to include gender identity in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, and Idaho.

Judge Doughty wrote, “This case demonstrates the abuse of power by executive federal agencies in the rulemaking process. The separation of powers and system of checks and balances exist in this country for a reason.”

The judge stated the rule changes were inadmissible since the Title IX references to gender discrimination “only included discrimination against biological males and females at the time of enactment.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for federal judges as they hear cases challenging the constitutionality of state and federal regulations.
  • For the president and his education advisors to recognize and uphold the foundational intent of Title IX.

Sources: Reuters, NY Times


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