by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Twenty states have filed suit against the Biden administration to block what they say are unconstitutional new laws on sex and gender discrimination in schools, Just the News (JN) reports. In January this year, President Biden issued an executive order to “prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia have joined Ohio in the lawsuit, JN said.
The states are challenging the authority of the Department of Education (USDOE) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s actions to extend the Title IX prohibition of discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
In a statement, Ohio Attorney General David Yost said: “Rule by administrative overreach may seem convenient, but tossing the process our Constitution requires will inevitably trample the liberties of our most vulnerable,” Yost said.
“I will always defend the rights of our citizens to be a part of the legislative process and work to stop the abuses of a recalcitrant administrative state determined to bypass them,” Yost said.
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